Anton Zinoviev <firstname.lastname@example.org> (17/02/2010): > First, I want to thank you for your work. I will upload fixed > packages in the next hour. No problem, and thanks for your feedback. > I don't understand the copying of /etc/default/console-setup. This > file simply doesn't exist. Hmm, I think I've looked at what I had locally and might have missed checking the actual contents in the initramfs; sorry about that. I probably got confused during several testing rounds since I saw a difference with and without that patch. Sorry. > In the patch I commited I moved setxkbmap near the setupcon because > I want it executed only in d-i environment. Okay, whatever works for you. > This is what caused the problems you observed: > > 1. The config script didn't test properly that it is executed d-i > environment > > 2. Because of this it attempted to ask the model question. This was > impossible because the udeb had no strings for the keyboard models > (to save space). > > 3. In result the postinst writes XKBMODEL="" in the configuration > file. > > 4. Then the main package installed in /target. It asked its > questions because nobody told it not to do so. > > 5. Then a sanity check caused the model question to be asked for > second time in the postinst (because of XKBMODEL="" in the > configuration file, which should be impossible). Thanks for the detailed analysis. I'll have to read this once or twice more though. ;) > The correct scenario is this: > > 1. The udeb asks it questions and creates a configuration file. > > 2. /usr/lib/base-installer.d/20console-setup copies the > configuration file in /target > > 3. It also marks the questions of keyboard-configuration as seen (I > haven't tested this). > > 4. The main package doesn't reask the questions because their seen > flags are true. Okay. > The preseeding approach you used also works but I think it is more > dangerous because a bug could result in bad values and maybe even > unusable keyboard. On the other hand if the configuration file is > copyed in /target the bugs would only cause some questions to be > asked twice. Alright. Again, I'm very new to this, so this was a bit of firing in the dark until I reached something remotely usable. I'll give the new packages a try ASAP, and report back if there's anything I can provide a patch for. Mraw, KiBi.
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