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Debian Installer Bullseye RC 2 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the second
release candidate of the installer for Debian 11 "Bullseye".

I'd like to personally thank Simon McVittie for going above and beyond
the call of duty, providing us with an incredible amount of support on
the cdebconf vs. GTK front!

Improvements in this release

 * cdebconf:
    - Intercept the size-request event and adjust the requested width
      to a minimum of 300 pixels. This seems sufficient to avoid the
      infinite loop in GTK (#988786). This fixes a number of scenarios
       + Hang before offering a shell in rescue mode (#987377).
       + Hang immediately with Sinhala and other languages (#987449).
       + Hang in various places with Swedish (mirror selection or
         package manager configuration).
    - Capture new-style GLib structured logging messages (#988589).
    - 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 Homeworld theme.
    - Make sure info messages (e.g. “Rescue mode”) get displayed on
      the banner on the start-up screen (#882804).
 * choose-mirror:
    - Update Mirrors.masterlist.
 * debian-cd:
    - Add brltty and espeakup to all images from netinst up, for users
      installing without a network mirror (#678065).
 * debian-installer:
    - Bump Linux kernel ABI to 5.10.0-7.
 * grub-installer:
    - Make sure reinstalling GRUB on BIOS systems doesn't report an
      error when everything went fine (#988826).
 * gtk+2.0:
    - Avoid a relayout loop that's likely to happen in the graphical
      installer (#988786).
 * lowmem:
    - Allow forcing a lowmem level (e.g. lowmem=+0).
    - Update lowmem levels for arm64, armhf, mipsel, mips64el, and
 * open-iscsi:
    - Ship the contents of the library package inside the udeb,
      instead of having the udeb depend on the library package
 * partman-base:
    - Fix and extend support for /dev/wd* devices with rumpdisk.
 * systemd:
    - udev-udeb: setup /dev/fd, /dev/std{in,out,err} symlinks

Hardware support changes

 * linux:
    - [arm64] udeb: Include mdio module for RPi4 Ethernet (#985956).
    - [s390x] udeb: Include standard scsi-modules containing the
      virtio_blk module (#988005).

Localization status

 * 78 languages are supported in this release.
 * Full translation for 33 of them.

Known bugs in this release

 * The firmware for graphic cards situation already mentioned in the
   RC 1 announce is now tracked via an umbrella bug report (#989863).

See the errata[2] for details and a full list of known issues.

Feedback for this release

We need your help to find bugs and further improve the installer, so
please try it. Installation images, and everything else you will need
are available at our web site[3].


The Debian Installer team thanks everybody who has contributed to this

 1. https://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Team
 2. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata
 3. https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer

Cyril Brulebois (kibi@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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