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Re: Cannot find "debian-installer/main-menu doesn't exist" in menu

On 20/08/14 22:38, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org> (2014-08-20):
>> Any ideas why debian-installer/main-menu would fail to display, with
>> this error:
>>> WARNING **: Internal error! Cannot find "debian-installer/main-menu doesn't exist" in menu.
>> This is a kfreebsd-i386 d-i image I've built myself from
>> debian-installer Git and udebs from jessie.  I've never seen it before.
> What are your local modifications, and what image type did you build?

I had a custom local rootskel udeb that mounted tmpfs on /var/cache/anna
and /var/lib/cdebconf, but that change was fine on kfreebsd-amd64, the
underlying directories are empty, and ...

I've tried again with unmodified debian-installer/20140802 and no local
udebs, and it still happened.  This was the ISO image from

The only obvious difference to me is that this is not the same chroot
where I've been working on kfreebsd-amd64 d-i.  This is a separate (and
somewhat outdated) sid chroot for kfreebsd-i386.

> Anyway, this looks like an error message got received in the first
> place: “debian-installer/main-menu doesn't exist” which then can't be
> looked up.

It seemed to be coming over the debconf command stream from somewhere...

> The first issue is likely coming from cdebconf's
> src/commands.c,

That seems to be it.  Thanks for the help.

Steven Chamberlain

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