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

Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org> (2014-10-15):
> (The following is just a comment about the state of cdrom support, it
> does not help with this specific issue)

No worries, that's appreciated, even if I had already gathered that from
other issues earlier this {year,release cycle}.

> 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?

There are some d-i tests running on jenkins.debian.net:

but problems aren't necessarily spotted or reported immediately.


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