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Bug#844549: network-console broken: no screen to be resumed matching sh

Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> writes:

> * Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> [2016-11-16 23:03]:
>> But AIUI the intent was to have screen in ssh connections too.
> I'm not sure what the intent was.  I assume you're right because Roger
> didn't exclude screen from the network-console images.  Personally,
> I'm not sure I see the point of screen in that case because you can
> always open a second SSH connection and open a terminal, but I don't
> have strong feelings either way if there's an advantage of having
> screen in such cases.

I'd think that the advantage is that one could start a serial install up
to the point that the network comes up, and then hijack it onto the ssh
session so that one gets to see the same install (as well as any other
shells you might have started).

That way, if you think you've preseeded all the pre-network stuff, there
would be a session to look at via serial if it never gets to the

Perhaps this is not a real scenario though (I've not played with SSH
connections to d-i, so I don't know what happens when you log in and
debconf is already active on the console)

Cheers, Phil.
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