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Re: How do we debug dselect/apt?

On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 02:35:56PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Oscar Levi wrote:
> > > > Remember we are testing the automatic setup procedures.  I'm not
> > > > playing dumb here.  It appears we need to log the progress of
> > > > dselect/apt when it is running from the setup script.
> > > 
> > > What automatic setup procedure? 
> > 
> > Have you never installed a Debian system from scratch?  When the
> > machine reboots after base is copied to / and configured, the system
> > asks for a root password and then lets the user perform an initial
> > install from their favorite medium, CDROM, ftp, whatever.  In terms of
> > testing, it is very helpful to have log files available to audit
> > problems when we don't expect them.  In order to use your method, I
> > need to reinstall the machine from base again.
> And how else do you intend to retest the installation other than by
> re-installing everything from scratch? I have done lots and lots of debian
> installs, and the procedure is simple enough, you go through the
> selections menu and make your choices, run dselect and do an update with
> APT and then select again, then you'd normally run [I]nstall. Instead of
> running [I]nstall you run apt-get dselect-upgrade by hand from the command
> line through script. This will capture everything as though it had been
> run from dselect.

So then the answer is no.  There is no such hook in the current setup

> If you ment this should be an automatic for every install then that
> isn't going to happen for slink.

Unfortunate since the reason for needing it is to get slink out the
door.  I'm working on fixing the Alpha install.  Without this, it
takes about twice as many installs to verify that it works.

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