reassign 706191 choose-mirror severity 706191 wishlist thanks Quoting dcooley (email@example.com): > Package: debian-installer > Severity: normal > > Dear Maintainer, > > > * What led up to the situation? > > When installing a new system via pxe. > > * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or > ineffective)? > > I specified mirror/http/hostname=http://mirrorurl.com > > * What was the outcome of this action? > > This caused the system to fail in an obscure way. Saying that the repository was not usable.. When you check the log you see the following: > > Apr 25 23:49:37 main-menu: DEBUG: resolver (libc6-udeb): package doesn't exist (ignored) > > Which is not the case at all. > > > > * What outcome did you expect instead? > > I expect that having entered the http:// part in error there would be some validation on the string provided. I expect the installer would point out the problem or correct it. Well, anticipating any kind of errors that users can do is hard. The preseed value mentions "hostname" so one could expect that people enter hostnames, here, not URLs...:-) Reassigning to the package this belongs to, but don't dream too much : there are low chances this is fixed....
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