Bug#690832: debian-installer: proxy for mirror not updated on retry
* What led up to the situation?
Installing Debian Wheezy on a new machine behind a proxy.
* What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
When choosing an installation mirror you are given the option to enter a proxy,
when an invalid address is entered, fetching from the mirror fails and there
are 3 choices: retry, chose aother mirror, ignore.
The first obviously fails again, while the third gives you a very minimal
install. The second option lets you choose the mirror again, and enter the
proxy as well, however the new value does not appear to be used, but the old
value is used instead. When entering the proxy correct the first time packages
can be retrieved from the mirror normally.
* What was the outcome of this action?
Minimal system, due to failed proxy
* What outcome did you expect instead?
The new value should be used after choosing the mirror again.
* Workaround: restarting the installer or fixing the proxy config after
installation resolves the issue, in the second case, tasksel needs to be run
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386
Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash