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Bug#798376: marked as done (debian-installer: configuring the network device fails on s390x if network devive is virtio_net and not qeth)

Your message dated Sat, 10 Oct 2015 18:47:06 +0000
with message-id <E1ZkzAg-0005nF-5i@franck.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#798376: fixed in netcfg 1.131+deb8u1
has caused the Debian Bug report #798376,
regarding debian-installer: configuring the network device fails on s390x if network devive is virtio_net and not qeth
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Package: debian-installer
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

I would like to bring the following problem with the debian-installer to your attention:

I tried to install Debian 8.0/8.1i/8.2 in a virtual machine on "KVM on IBM System z". The installation can not completed, because the network device can not be configured and the following message is displayed:

[!!] Configure a network using static addressing 

                     Installation step failed                      
 An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item  
 again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else. The    
 failing step is: Configure a network using static addressing      


Further analysis shows that the installer insists on having a qeth network device, which is obivously not there because the VM has a virtio_net device.

Sep  4 13:24:37 netcfg-static[183]: INFO: Found link on eth0
Sep  4 13:24:37 netcfg-static[183]: ERROR **: no qeth found: virtio_net
Sep  4 13:24:37 main-menu[159]: WARNING **: Configuring 'netcfg-static' failed with error code 1
Sep  4 13:24:37 main-menu[159]: WARNING **: Menu item 'netcfg-static' failed.
Sep  4 13:24:39 main-menu[159]: INFO: Modifying debconf priority limit from 'high' to 'medium'
Sep  4 13:24:39 debconf: Setting debconf/priority to medium

Looking at the source code of the installer it seems in case of a s390x it is assumed that the network driver should be "qeth".

"./packages/netcfg/netcfg-common.c" 1736L, 49379C  

#if defined(__s390__)
// Layer 3 qeth on s390(x) cannot do arping to test gateway reachability.
int is_layer3_qeth(const char *iface)

    if (strcmp(driver, "qeth") != 0) {
        di_error("no qeth found: %s", driver);
        goto out;

This assumption is no longer true with a VM for "KVM on IBM System z" and prevents installing a Debian VM from ISO. There are workarounds to get a Debian VM up and running, but the simple way to install from ISO is not working.

Please let me know if I can be of further help, 

Regards, Gerhard Stenzel

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Source: netcfg
Source-Version: 1.131+deb8u1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
netcfg, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 798376@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Philipp Kern <pkern@home.philkern.de> (supplier of updated netcfg package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Hash: SHA256

Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:53:41 +0200
Source: netcfg
Binary: netcfg netcfg-static
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.131+deb8u1
Distribution: stable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Philipp Kern <pkern@home.philkern.de>
 netcfg     - Configure the network (udeb)
 netcfg-static - Configure a static network (udeb)
Closes: 798376
 netcfg (1.131+deb8u1) stable; urgency=medium
   * Fix is_layer3_qeth on s390x to avoid bailing out if the network
     driver is not qeth. (Closes: #798376)
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