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Bug#853855: di-utils: Kernel boot options containing a dot are not propagated to the installed system


Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> (2017-03-30):
> Please go ahead.  There may be some users that set module options at
> installation time and don't want them set in the installed system.  But
> they are likely to be outnumbered by those who do want them set.  If
> the installer can boot with those module options then the installed
> system very likely can too.

Thanks for weighing in. Phil, let's do that; note: we have a couple of
days at least before Stretch RC 3 but the sooner it gets uploaded, the

> > At least, are there any plans to keep the list of hardcoded things
> > uptodate?
> This is a good point.  Is there a list of things to check during each
> release cycle?

There isn't yet (at least that I know of), but there should be. There
are a list codenames in various components (if not only src:d-i), bits
for the website, probably the installation guide etc.

But it would be nice if we could just automate doing so on a regular
fashion, e.g. using some cronjob on dillon (see also detecting missing
git pushes for branches/tags). I'll probably deal with this specific
bit, but documentation could be added to the wiki I suppose. Wiki pages
should probably get a review at some point, too, but that's another


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