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Re: Bug#645765: please consider allowing to load installer components from a different mirror

On 2011-10-18, Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de> wrote:
> when entities deploy Debian via network install, point releases can
> pose challenges. For example, a site I consult for has a mirror which
> is rsynced daily, but the installation server is not updated
> automatically with the latest initrd and kernel files.

There are debian-installer-6.0-netboot-* packages for this in squeeze
now, FWIW.  It helps in quite a bunch of cases, just maybe not in yours.
(The install server needs to run on squeeze.)  ;-)

> [1] I don't have the slightest idea why this issue has only surfaced
> after 6.0.3

It certainly happens for new kernel ABIs.  But yeah, point releases
regularly break d-i netboot images because of the way they work.
Basically whenever we respin the kernel udebs and then d-i to
incorporate new security updates / other misc bugfixes.  I wonder what
was different here if it didn't happen with .1 or .2 (which both had
non-ABI breaking d-i kernel updates).  Do you have some sort of
failure message?

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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