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New live images released (9.0.1)

Hi folks,

We found multiple issues in the live images released at the
weekend. Since then, I've been working on fixes for the worst
problems. I've just published a new set of images as 9.0.1. Here's a
summary of the issues found, and current status:

1. KDE live desktop unstable on some (tested) hardware

Status: still a problem with 9.0.1

There is a segmentation fault in kmanage - the first obvious symptom
will be a failure to automatically log in. A workaround is to switch
to VT1 and wait for the desktop to start there. This has been
reproduced on hardware (using Intel graphics?), but not when testing
in a virtual machine.

See #865382.

2. Live images isolinux menu display problems

Status: Fixed in 9.0.1

When booted in BIOS mode (using isolinux), some of the localisation
options from the "Debian Live with Localisation Support" submenu are
displayed incorrectly. They may appear intermittently and then
disappear. They can still be selected and used and will work - just be
careful when selecting one.

See #861421.

3. Live images are not configuring UTF-8 console correctly

Status: still a problem with 9.0.1

After boot, X-based terminal programs will display non-ASCII
characters correctly, but the Linux console does not. The system is
configured to use UTF-8 locales, but the console is defaulting to
ISO-8859-15. There is a quick workaround: "dpkg-reconfigure
console-setup" and select "UTF-8".

See #864955.

4. Installation from the live image boot menu does not work

Status: Fixed in 9.0.1

There is a bug in the Packages files included on the live images,
causing the included Debian Installer code to fail with the error
"There was an error reading data from the CD-ROM. Please make sure it
is in the drive. If retrying does not work, you should check the
integrity of your CD-ROM."

See #865015.

5. Incorrect Volume ID used for all live images

Status: Fixed in 9.0.1

live-wrapper does not currently set the Volume ID on images it
creates, so they use the default supplied by xorriso: "ISOIMAGE".

See #865384.

6. The root directory of the live images has very restrictive permissions

Status: Fixed in 9.0.1

The root directory is mode 0700 (i.e. drwx------)

See #865386.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Managing a volunteer open source project is a lot like herding
 kittens, except the kittens randomly appear and disappear because they
 have day jobs." -- Matt Mackall

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