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Re: Bug#985853: debian-installer: Whitespace before a commented line in preseed file causes line to be parsed

On Thu, 25 Mar 2021 10:49:06 -0400
lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Lennart Sorensen) wrote:

> Well none of the examples ever have spaces before # for comments.
> The documentation page you linked to doesn't even mention comments at
> all. I would agree that perhaps it should.  I have certainly
> encountered file types before where comments had to have # at the
> start of the line.

May I suggest inserting the following as the last bullet point item at
the top of "B.3. Creating a preconfiguration file" the following:

A comment consist of a line which *starts* with a sharp character ("#")
and extends the length of that line.


The emphasis on the word "starts" should probably be italics, or, in
HTML, <em></em>.

Does anybody read signatures any more?


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