Bug#987377: marked as done (rescue-mode: when in graphical mode, locks up one prompt before the shell)
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has caused the Debian Bug report #987377,
regarding rescue-mode: when in graphical mode, locks up one prompt before the shell
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- Subject: rescue-mode: when in graphical mode, locks up one prompt before the shell
- From: Philip Hands <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:24:01 +0200
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When booting recent daily images, or the bullseye-DI-rc1, into "Graphcal rescue
mode", on a system with a simple partition for root, when one selects to enter a
shell it clears the screen in order to display the "intro" message, but then
fails to do so.
Instead it just sits there with a blank screen for a while that looks like this:
if one flips to tty3, chroots into the /target and runs htop, one sees that a
CPU is being kept completely busy by:
debconf -o d-i /usr/bin/main-menu
If one edits the rescue-mode.postinst before getting to the rescue step, to
change the priority of the intro to low, thus:
sed -i -e '/"rescue.*intro"/s/high/low/' /var/lib/dpkg/info/rescue-mode.postinst
then if doesn't try to show the problematic page, and thus gets to the shell.
This seems to prove that the issue is with debconf, rather than some problem
with mounting file systems or whatever.
This has been reporoduced under qemu (as seen above in the openQA test, and
under libvirt/quemu on my laptop) and also by booting an X230 thinkpad from USB
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Done: Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com>
We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
cdebconf, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.
A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
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Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 06:56:57 +0200
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <email@example.com>
Changed-By: Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Closes: 882804 987377 987449 988589 988787
cdebconf (0.258) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Simon McVittie ]
* Capture new-style GLib structured logging messages, ensuring that we
stop losing messages generated by libraries using that structured
logging (ie. GLib and Pango) instead of the old text-based logging
(i.e. GTK 2) (Closes: #988589).
* Postpone adding text to GtkTextView until GTK has done initial layout,
to avoid running into an infinite loop that would result in only the
title being displayed, and a hang of the installer (Closes: #988787).
This fixes a number of scenarios including:
- Hang before offering a shell in rescue mode [en] (Closes: #987377).
- Hang immediately with Sinhala and other languages (Closes: #987449).
- Hang in various places with Swedish (mirror selection or package
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Huge thanks to Simon McVittie for the incredible support!
* Align the display of info messages (e.g. “Rescue mode”) to the right
again, since Debian (logo and name) is back on the left side with the
* Implement workaround to ensure info messages (e.g. “Rescue mode”) get
displayed on the banner on the start-up screen (Closes: #882804).
[ Updated translations ]
* Japanese (ja.po) by Nozomu KURASAWA
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