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Re: Bug#765458: apt: broken cdrom support, breaking installation from weekly ISO images

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 11:47:44AM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Package: apt
> Version:
> Severity: serious
> Tags: d-i
> Justification: breaks d-i
> [ X-D-Cc: debian-boot@, please keep it in the loop when replying. ]
> Hi,
> we received several bug reports about weekly installation images being
> unable to find a kernel package to install on the freshly debootstrapped
> system. I've been able to replicate this issue with apt Various
> checks performed within the /target chroot in the installer context
> include:

(The following is just a comment about the state of cdrom support, it does
not help with this specific issue)

Bugs with the CD-ROM part of APT pop-up a lot because there is nobody in
the team actually using it, and most users are not using it either. For
most users, the only time they use the cdrom code is when installing, and
then never again. It's a sad state to be in.

It would be a good idea to improve the testing of optical media, but I'm
not really sure if that's possible. Possibly with virtual machines?

Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

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