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

On Wed, 2018-10-24 at 16:30 +0200, Raphaël Halimi wrote:
> 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 ?

I'll merge it.


Ben Hutchings
Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid all together.

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