On Thu, 2011-11-17 at 16:13 +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote: > Adam Borowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 06:39:28AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote: > >> On Thu, 2011-11-17 at 04:10 +0000, Cherukuri, Shravan Kumar wrote: > >> > I have an image of Debian-502-i386-netinst-iso which I burned to a CD > >> > and tried to install the OS. > >> > >> Old netinst images generally do not work, since the packages they depend > >> on may be replaced at point releases. If you really want Debian 5.0 > >> ('lenny') then you should use the netinst image for the latest point > >> release, 5.0.9. > > > > Which seems like quite a nasty problem. > > > > For example: you download the current point release, burn it to a CD > > preparing to install a bunch of servers the next day... then suddenly > > there's a new stable update and installation mysteriously fails. > > > > Wouldn't it be better to not delete superseded packages, at least for base? > > Actually I have to disagree with Ben there. Netinst images, unlike the > netboot or businesscard images, are those you can install completly > without network access so they should always work. The Debian mirror is > only needed to install additional packages. Oops, sorry for the misinformation. > Worst case you install a base system first, then add a mirror to > sources.list and run tasksel manually. > > > The real question is why it fails to find any mirror. As a blind guess I > would think it is because of a key roll-over so the image can not verify > the signature of the archive anymore. [...] A stable release should always be signed with the same key, but there has been an incorrect roll-over in the past (which was fixed but may have regressed). Ben. -- Ben Hutchings The world is coming to an end. Please log off.
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