Bug#859438: preseed header magic
Holger Wansing <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Geert Stappers <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Package: installation-guide
> > Version: 20161031
> > Tags: patch stretch
> > Hi,
> > The long run goal is to make preseed
> > being able to identify that it is reading a preseed file.
> > The wanted way to go is adding header magic.
> > In https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=848726
> > is a bugreport against preseed. This one against installation-guide
> The patch for the manual was committed in the meantime, but now the new
> header is not included in the example-preseed.txt file, see
> This is, because the script, which generates the example-preseed.txt file,
> only parses parts of the preseed.xml which are between <informalexample>
> tags that have the attribute 'role="example"' set.
> (This documented at the beginning of the ../en/appendix/preseed.xml.)
> And there is nothing like that ATM in the manual.
> The attached patch adds the needed paragraph in B.4 chapter at the very
> beginning (the already existing content regarding the new header is in B.3).
Any objections against me committing the attached patch, to fix the
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--- en/appendix/preseed.xml (Revision 70688)
+++ en/appendix/preseed.xml (Arbeitskopie)
@@ -762,6 +762,16 @@
+For the &d-i; to be able to automatically detect preseed files, such files
+need to start with the <quote>#_preseed_V1</quote> header:
+# Header for installer preseed files, for automatical detection of these files:
Details on how the different Debian Installer components actually work can be
found in <xref linkend="module-details"/>.