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Bug#911750: Race condition in d-i leading to kernel from security.debian.org to be kept back

Le 24/10/2018 à 14:15, Ben Hutchings a écrit :
>> When the kernel metapackage (linux-image-<arch>) is initially installed,
>> APT doesn't install recommended packages, and security.debian.org
>> repository is not configured yet, so the installer naturally fetches the
>> latest kernel from the core suite. After APT configuration, and other
>> repositories and suites are available, debian-installer runs an upgrade;
>> but if a newer version of linux-image-<arch> is found in one of those
>> newly available repositories (security.debian.org in this case), it's
>> not installed because APT refuses to install the recommended packages
>> (firware-linux-free, irqbalance) to satisfy dependencies, so the kernel
>> metapackage is kept back.
> I'm fairly sure it's the ABI bump in the kernel that prevents
> upgrading, not the recommended packages.  This is tracked as #908711.

You're right, it seems so obvious now.

Sorry for the duplicate, I did search the web for "bugs debian-installer
kernel not upgraded during installation" but the title of this bug was
too different, and I missed it.

Do you want me to close this one, or to merge it ?


Raphaël Halimi

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