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Re: "mirror does not support the specified release" message from choose-mirror


Sean Perry <shaleh@speakeasy.net> (2016-08-11):
> Searching the net I see everyone who has had this problem says it was
> a network problem. However, I can use wget at the 2nd  terminal and
> grab the Release file just fine. I have tried setting
> DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer and 5 and there is no further debug output.
> Release has at the top:
> Architectures: amd64 arm64
> Codename: <ellided>
> Suite: stable
> Wrinkles.
> We have an in house Debian version so it is not called 'jessie' or
> 'wheezy'. The right name is there. both /foo/dists/<name>/Release and
> /foo/dists/stable/Release work and are the same file.
> I have to use a proxy. But, as stated above wget run manually once the
> installer stops to complain does in fact work.
> It would be nice if choose-mirror would separate the downloading and
> the grepping so we could tell definitively what the issue is.
> Where do I begin to track this down?

I think you just need to tell d-i to install your <ellided> suite. You
likely want to be setting mirror/suite, and maybe mirror/udeb/suite if
you have custom d-i packages.


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