Bug#587493: choose-mirror: Strange wget error message in the installation log
> So, one wget results in a 404. As choose-mirror tries various
> possible suites and codenames and wgets are used for other purposes
> as well, a 404 is always a possibility.
Sure, but all the URLs listed in the log are working, so it seem
strange that one of them give 404.
> It's not bogus. It's a useful message for troubleshooting and
> debugging. The only thing that is a pity is that logging of the
> error messages to stderr gets delayed until the component completes.
It is bogus, as all the URLs in the log are working when I test them
manually, and it is close to impossible to figure out what URL was
> > The URLs in the log seem to work, so I do not understand why wget is
> > complaining. Is there some other wget calls that are not reported to
> > the log?
> Did you check the code?
Yes. Only found the two mentioned in the patch, and neither seem to
use a non-existing URL. :/
>> The only wget calls I find in choose-mirror do not throw away error
>> messages. Perhaps they should? If so, this untested patch should
>> implement it:
> NACK. The errors are too useful to suppress.
I disagree. The error in question is almost useless. There is no way
to see which URL was missing, and the message show up in the wrong
location in the log. A useful error message would make it possible to
figure out what is wrong. This one do not. :(
If the error message continue to come from d-i, we need to filter it
out in debian-edu, but I thought it best to try to get rid of it