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Bug#845401: debian-installer: auto=true not working

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> writes:

> Control: severity -1 normal
> Control: tag -1 - d-i
> Andrey Yarkov <yaecp@mail.ru> (2016-11-23):
>> Package: debian-installer
>> Severity: grave
>> Tags: d-i
>> Justification: renders package unusable
> Sorry, but I'm going to disagree here…
>> Dear Maintainer,
>> I added the following to kernel parameters on Jessie-8.6.0 official
>> installation DVD-1
>>     auto=true url=http://my.ip.addr.ess/preseed.cfg
>> but I got asked keyboard or locale related questions anyway.
>> Could it be that the delaying functionality got lost?
> I think that's documented in the installation guide:
>     “B.4.1. Localization
>     Setting localization values will only work if you are using initrd
>     preseeding. With all other methods the preconfiguration file will only
>     be loaded after these questions have been asked.”
> See: https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/apbs04.html.en
> Leaving this open for the time being, but I think it should be closed as
> not a bug.

Erm, I think that is a bug -- the auto=true should ensure that the
keyboard question is only asked after the network came up and gave the
chance for the preseed file to be loaded.

I don't see what's changed recently though, and I normally only test
this with netinsts which obviously bring the network up sooner.

Andrey, is this also broken if you use CD#1?  Also, you normally want to
specify priority=critical as well, but I doubt that's the cause of your problem.

Cheers, Phil.
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