Bug#859438: preseed header magic
Geert Stappers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 09:35:18PM +0200, Holger Wansing wrote:
> > Holger Wansing <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > 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
> > > http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/example-preseed.txt
> > >
> > > 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.
> I tried with
> --- build/build.sh (revision 70653)
> +++ build/build.sh (working copy)
> @@ -59,7 +59,8 @@
> if [ -f $PRESEED ] && [ -f preseed.pl ] ; then
> for arch in $architectures; do
> eval arch_destination=$destination
> - ./preseed.pl -r $manual_release $PRESEED >$arch_destination/example-preseed.txt
> + echo '#_preseed_V1' >$arch_destination/example-preseed.txt
> + ./preseed.pl -r $manual_release $PRESEED >>$arch_destination/example-preseed.txt
> > >
> > > 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
> > example-preseed.txt file?
> No objection. It is better then I patch against the create script.
Ahh, I see.
Geert: to be honest, I overlooked your changing in build.sh.
And now, double-checking that, it works. The header is there in
So I have to correct myself a bit:
The example-pressed.txt file would be ok so far, strictly spoken.
So, the only argument to still change something now, would be:
The whole content of example-preseed.txt is generated from text examples
within the chapter B.4 of the installation-guide.
To be consistent with this, it would require to apply my proposed patch.
It would also give possibility to explain, what this header line is for.
But: Applying my patch would make above's changing in build.sh useless, so
this would have to be reverted, right?
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