Bug#749991: Wrong kernel in debian-installer package
Thanks for your response.
On Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:31:45 +0200 Philipp Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> IOW: Is there a way to guarantee that
> (dist)/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/netboot.tar.gz does not
> contain a kernel that has no modules package IN THAT SAME mirror?
> Or maybe even an automated way to update netboot.tar.gz every time a
> dists linux-image-(arch).deb is updated, a new netboot.tar.gz can be
> created from (dist)/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/netboot.tar.gz?
Unfortunately such a mechanism does not currently exist. You can try to
peruse the daily builds hosted on https://d-i.debian.org for this. They
are rebuilt daily and should be able to install testing.
Another crazy idea then: have a way to specify where the "current"
kernel .deb (for whatever kernel is in netboot.tar.gz) is via preseed or
Or keep a copy of the that .deb for a given netboot.tar.gz in the same
dir (main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot?) or other known
location on a mirror?
The reason I ask is because I have custom grub menu configs that I
don't want to constantly hand edit or patch on a cron job along with a
cron to download the dailies... and then have no idea if the cron will
do the right thing, or if the daily even works. I'd like a "known good"
net boot install server for testing and this is making it difficult.
If you think this might be useful I'd be willing to help develop a patch
and/or help test one.
Thanks for your time, as usual, Ben.