Bug#633678: edd_id missing from daily initrd images
I'm unable to reinstall wheezy from usb / iso on my amd64 machine. After sufficient wrestling to create a symlink for wheezy to appear "stable" to appease anna-install (which seemed to look for stable anyway... there's a FIXME in there somewhere that seems suspect), I was blocked for a bit on an error after the (no-op) "partitioning" step in which the code wants to run edd_id.
/lib/udev/edd_id is missing from the daily initrd images on d-i:
anotherengine:~/Downloads% curl http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/amd64/daily/hd-media/initrd.gz | gunzip -c | cpio -i -t | grep _id
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
57 5414k 57 3102k 0 0 611k 0 0:00:08 0:00:05 0:00:03 636k
but is mentioned in rules.d:
anotherengine:~/Downloads% mkdir xy && cd xy && curl http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/amd64/daily/cdrom/initrd.gz | gunzip -c | cpio -i -d
anotherengine:~/Downloads/xy% grep -r edd_id *
I was able to find edd_id in the squeeze initrd.gz image at http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/main/installer-amd64/current/images/hd-media/ , put it in place, and get past that particular error, though I have yet to succeed in un-bricking my system.
Sorry for the poor format of this bug report. I think it's correct (certainly that the program is not there, certainly that some code attempts to invoke it), but I don't know whose fault it is that the program is missing.