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Bug#976112: Overwriting with random data message truncated

Hey Holger,

On Sat, Jan 09, 2021 at 04:02:00PM +0100, Holger Wansing wrote:
>Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 08:27:09PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> >When installing on an NVMe device, the message
>> >
>> >"The installer is now overwriting /dev/nvme0n1p3 with random data to prevent meta-information leaks from "
>> >
>> >is truncated in the graphical installer.
>> >
>> >I'd suggest just s/The installer is now o/O/
>> Nod, that would make sense I think. There's probably more effort in
>> co-ordinating updating translations. :-)
>Hmm, I wonder why the text is truncated at all...
>The whole text from the template file looks like this:
>"The installer is now overwriting ${DEVICE} with random data to prevent 
>meta-information leaks from the encrypted volume. This step may be skipped 
>by cancelling this action, albeit at the expense of a slight reduction of the 
>quality of the encryption."
>So I guess the suggested shortage does not fix the whole problem, and I
>would not consider changing the template in this situation.

Nod. I've just checked in the text installer and the text there is
displayed in full. This is something specific to the graphical
installer. I'm genuinely not sure what's going on here. :-/

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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