Hi, I've just uploaded version 2.28lenny4 of choose-mirror for stable. The new version includes major code changes which have been backported from the version recently uploaded to unstable. The changes are needed because previous versions of choose-mirror do not support oldstable or archive.d.o, especially when installing in expert mode, because the release selection dialog that is displayed only allows selection of stable, testing and unstable ; it does not allow selection of oldstable or selection based on codename. Another issue with previous versions of choose-mirror is that if the desired release is not available on the selected mirror, choose-mirror will silently select the "next best" release that is available, which can lead to unexpected results. The new version is a *lot* more flexible in that regard and will display both suite and codename in the selection dialog. The backport is fairly large as some functions needed to be rewritten. Changes in dialogs have been avoided in the backport in order not to invalidate existing translations; exception is the addition of one string for the suite "oldstable". I have excluded a few of the cleanups that were included in the new unstable version, but not all. Reason is that I judged it safer to minimize the diff between the Lenny and Squeeze versions than to add (artificial) changes to the backport to reduce the size of the diff against the current version in stable. The changes have been tested and reviewed extensively. Please accept the new version for the next stable point release. Added benefit is that the mirror list is updated to the current status. Note that an upload of debian-installer for stable will be required to get the changes included for all installation methods! Unless there are objections I will also backport the changes for Etch as that version has the same issues and I think it's worth having the better support for installs from archive.d.o after Etch is moved there. Cheers, FJP  The patch included in the previous stable update only partially fixed this problem and has been reverted in the new version.
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