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

Control: reassign -1 src:installation-guide

Charles Curley <charlescurley@charlescurley.com> wrote (Thu, 25 Mar 2021 12:06:32 -0600):
> 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.
> https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apbs03.en.html
> The emphasis on the word "starts" should probably be italics, or, in
> HTML, <em></em>.

Re-assigning to installation-guide


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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