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Re: Bug#1034650: debian-installer: bookworm d-i rc1: apt-get clean breaks bash-completion

Control: clone -1 -2
Control: reassign -2 debian-installer
Control: retitle -2 debian-installer: investigate setting APT::Keep-Downloaded-Packages=false

Hi again,

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> (2023-05-04):
> David Kalnischkies <david@kalnischkies.de> (2023-05-04):


> Entirely fair, thanks. Putting debian-boot@ in copy since currently
> the bug is assigned to apt… and others might have some feedback about
> my proposal(s).

No feedback in either direction at the moment, I'm going ahead as the
Bookworm clock is ticking.

> > Is it perhaps just wanting to remove /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb ?
> > If so, could you switch to: -o APT::Keep-Downloaded-Packages=false
> > (well, probably in a conf file rather than on each command line).
> There are various apt-get (not clean) calls, some of them wrapped, and
> I have no idea what the consequences of tweaking them could be. In any
> case, while deplying a conf file during the installation process could
> be attempted, it's far too late to try toying with that…
> We can probably keep track of the suggestion via some bug report
> against debian-installer, so that someone can investigate that
> post-Bookworm (probably removing the possible tweak discussed below).

Doing so via the control commands above.

> For Bookworm, I'm tempted to add `apt-cache gencaches` after `apt-get
> clean` in finish-install, restoring the files bash-completion relies
> on.

I'll do that in finish-install and add a pointer to this bug report; I
won't add a Closes statement though, as I'm not sure what other users
will be implementing (for Docker etc.)… I'll leave it up to you to
decide what's best regarding this bug report (the -1 one).

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

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