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Re: How to use a local Debian mirror when installing with preseed (PXE)?

On 09/02/2016 09:34 PM, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 09:08:53PM +0200, Frank Thommen wrote:
There are no more server logs than the apache/webserver logs.

Then a run with d-i installer. Watch the _server_ log.

You mean run an installation?  I did that.  No errors in the Apache server
log of the mirror at all.  There were sucessful downloads of

/dists/stable/InRelease (Not Found)
/dists/stable/Release.gpg (OK)
/dists/stable/Release (OK)

but in fact there were two error messages (HTTP 416) in the access log for


Manual download of these files works fine and they seem ok.  I'll redo the
installation and recheck next week.

Try to catch the '502' from above.

There was no such error in the server logs.  Only in the installer log
(/var/log/installer/syslog).  I have no idea, where this could come from.

Debug hint: have in the install client the "ALT F4 logging terminal" open.

I had this open and DEBCONF_DEBUG=5 is set.  Too much stuff scrolling by,
but everything seems to be in /var/log/installer/syslog.  That's where I
took the messages cited in my original post.

502 errors are usually issues on the server to do with mod_proxy or
similar.  Do you have that installed?  Are you actually using a proxy
for anything useful in apache on that server?

No.  No proxy at all.  Not on the client and not on the server.

And did you check all the apache log files?  As far as I recall it tends
to write to 3 different log files for different things.

Yes, I checked all existing logfiles :-)

Some people have had issues with php and nginx giving that error, but
you said you were using apache, so hopefully you are.

I'll see if I can run Apache in a more verbose mode to be able to follow the communication better.


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