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Re: shebang preseed

On 12/20/2016 09:26 PM, Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 10:00:57PM +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
>> This ticket is to discuss a "shebang" for preseed files,
>> to have an interpreter directive.
> Goal is having a "header" which make it possible
> to check that actual a preseed file is being downloaded.
> https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/example-preseed.txt shows clearly
> that a preseed file can start with a comment.
> What are the opinions about a two step approach like
> Step 1:
> -------
> Document all "stretch" preseed files begining with '#!preseedV1'
> Step 2:
> -------
> In "stretch+1", a.k.a. "buster", implement code that checks '#!preseedV1'
> and informs user when not found.

How would this change the outcome of the bug you encountered? If I
understand you correctly it told you that the file was corrupt. Your
proposal would just re-enforce that notion, at the expense of everyone
needing to change their files? :)

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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