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Bug#561074: network-console: starting a shell terminates the connection

reassign 561074 di-utils-shell
tag 561074 pending

On Wednesday 16 December 2009, Adrian Bridgett wrote:
> Same thing I'm afraid - I've added in "set -x" and this is what I see
> (echo's I've added):
> (process:21240): + RET=30 question skipped
> (process:21240): + return 30
> I wonder if it's because I'm preseeding and have set debconf to
> critical only...  Seems wierd that db_input bails, but then it's been
> a while since I've done debconf usage.

Yes, that's exactly the reason. The db_input returns 30 because the 
question gets skipped because the prio you're running at is higher than 
the one it's set to be asked at.
The correct solution is to add ' || [ $? -eq 30 ]' to the line.

It's a bit of a corner case because people don't normally log into 
preseeded installs.

I've just fixed it in the source (of debian-installer-utils, not 

Thanks for providing the info to track it down.


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