Bug#987449: marked as done ([rc-1 graphical d-i] graphical installer hangs at language chooser step for several languages)
Your message dated Thu, 20 May 2021 05:33:25 +0000
with message-id <E1ljbJF-0007N5-Cn@fasolo.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#987449: fixed in cdebconf 0.258
has caused the Debian Bug report #987449,
regarding [rc-1 graphical d-i] graphical installer hangs at language chooser step for several languages
to be marked as done.
This means that you claim that the problem has been dealt with.
If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.
(NB: If you are a system administrator and have no idea what this
message is talking about, this may indicate a serious mail system
misconfiguration somewhere. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Debian Bug Tracking System
Contact email@example.com with problems
--- Begin Message ---
- To: Debian Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: [rc-1 graphical d-i] graphical installer hangs at language chooser step for several languages
- From: Holger Wansing <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 08:56:36 +0200
- Message-id: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
While trying to debug another problem yesterday, I found that the RC1 graphical
installer fails to go forward, when selecting one of these languages:
(tested with rc1-netinst and -netboot image, on an amd64 qemu machine with 1G RAM)
Installer hangs, with only displaying a headline and nothing more, eating up
all CPU time.
Interestingly, yesterday's daily does not have this problem, while RC1 has!!!
And sadly it has not been discovered, that alpha3 is also affected, while
alpha2 is fine!
Yet another problem which started to appear with alpha3, just like
"Bug#987377: rescue-mode: when in graphical mode, locks up one prompt before the shell"
"Drop fontconfig tweaks introduced in version 20170828 (See: #873462)"
comes to my mind, also included in alpha3 ... ???
The text installer seems to be not affected (well, only Persian from the langs
above is available in text installer, and Persian works there).
We already have
"Bug#983897: installation-reports: Installation in Uyghur hangs"
where the installer hangs at some later steps - noticed for Uyghur and Kannada
Uyghur is however not affected by this language chooser fail bug.
As already mentioned by Samuel, this may be another resurgence - in a tightened
form - of
"#929877: installation-reports: Buster installer hangs at hard disk step with
from 2019, where the real reason has not been found...
Holger Wansing <email@example.com>
PGP-Finterprint: 496A C6E8 1442 4B34 8508 3529 59F1 87CA 156E B076
--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
Done: Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed. If you
have further comments please address them to email@example.com,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.
Debian distribution maintenance software
Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org> (supplier of updated cdebconf package)
(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
administrators by mailing email@example.com)
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 06:56:57 +0200
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Changed-By: Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com>
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
c202a05e3e2c0f5babc2e11a8d953e6358dd6c84 2746 cdebconf_0.258.dsc
5e3640a8178fa151d04c577c9afe6de276d2fcab 279820 cdebconf_0.258.tar.xz
1f86377d391497b8d458d4de5a486101cbd08fb8 11485 cdebconf_0.258_source.buildinfo
34fec3bad00287e5817cfce98549712d089d1b72453af90b8f3b565549072238 2746 cdebconf_0.258.dsc
8a59fcb67c9c2ddc1f4b2e26263cbe0f38d5d42343f66ed0583d0be72d56e3f1 279820 cdebconf_0.258.tar.xz
e282cec4ff0d1a563b974d59bd3fe36a67fb0f83572562ce13573b557a8cd5ac 11485 cdebconf_0.258_source.buildinfo
79632efeb618e6431f8b2ff499f2bde5 2746 utils optional cdebconf_0.258.dsc
70fa1fbff4c543bcca420069f0fc7d8d 279820 utils optional cdebconf_0.258.tar.xz
4ed6f4546d8389c3faafaa95f009ec37 11485 utils optional cdebconf_0.258_source.buildinfo
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
--- End Message ---