Bug#655304: 'exim4 failed' / libsasl2-modules-gssapi.. -> Can't bind to ldap server..
retitle 655304 Netinst CD silently continue to install broken system when there is no Internet connection
> If the network is left unconfigured during
> mainserver-only-installation (or network is manual configured but no
> cable is connected), there is no message that informs anything .. and
> with the first boot, the installation/admin runs into the 'error'
> Bug#655304 described.
Right. I was able to reproduce this using the netinst CD, answering
'norwegian', 'norway', 'norway - latin1', then aborting the DHCP
configuration and setting some bogus manual IP configuration. I
selected Main-Server only as the profile. The installer continues
without any errors and one end up with a broken Main-Server.
Just to be clear and for future reference. The netinst installation
_require_ Internet connection to work properly. If you lack Internet
connection, you have to use the DVD to install.
> But, the work in there seams to be, to know where/how to initiate/put
> a message, to inform about, and handle a non-existing internet
The natural place is in the debian-edu-profile script in the
debian-edu-profile-udeb package, where it already try to use the
Internet and know if it is working.
I'm not sure if this is a bug we want to fix for Squeeze, but we should
try to address it for Wheezy.