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Re: Correction on Sarge Installer

Hi Julien,

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 01:24:11PM -0500, Julien Savard wrote:

> I'm looking for something really particular. I'm trying to correct the
> debian sarge installation script and maybe adapt it to archive.debian.org as
> it's main mirror. It seems when the installation script was created the
> developper didn't have in mind that the "mirror tree" would change. You can
> enter information of your mirror manually however right after wiping the
> disk ( when debotstrap try to get the release.gpg ) it try to get the
> file there :

> http://archive.debian.org/debian/dists/oldstable

> when it should look there

>  http://archive.debian.org/debian/dists/woody

> I think it's a simple variable or maybe it was staticly coded in the
> installer.

> I already downloaded the installer via this command :

> *svn co svn://svn.debian.org/svn/d-i/branches/d-i/sarge*

> And I search for the word "oldstable" in the installer :

> * find /root/debian-installer-sarge -exec grep -q "oldstable" '{}' \; -print
> >> /root/WhereIsOldStable*
> **
> But I didn't find anything interesting.

>  Does somebody have an idea?

I think this is probably in the choose-mirror udeb, not in the
debian-installer package.

Why are you trying to install woody, OOI?  This is probably not the only
problem you'll run into, and I think we've all forgotten most of the details
of how the sarge version of d-i worked by this point. :)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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