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Re: Latest netinst iso

On 08/06/2018 07:34 PM, Gregor Riepl wrote:
Could you be also more specific about which instructions you followed to make
it work for you?

The specific problem I had was due to the sparc64 installation requiring
unstable repositories, which is apparently not very well supported in the
Debian installer.

Thanks for the clarification.

I was able to get around this by just installing the minimal base system,
booting into it, fixing the repositories manually, then installing the
standard system package (i.e. what tasksel would install) by hand. I also
needed to dig a bit to find a mirror carrying sparc64 packages.

You should be able to avoid this in future installations by just using "ftp.ports.debian.org" and "/debian-ports/" when asked for mirror and directory respectively.

It should also be noted that the desktop tasks are currently uninstallable
because certain packages are missing from sparc64, but that is a minor issue.

There's currently a lot of information on the sparc64 page ([1]) but I don't
know of anything specific to the Ultra 10.

Mostly the part under "Caveats": https://wiki.debian.org/Sparc64#Known_Caveats

Ok, I see. Maybe this should be changed to the information above, because AFAIK the issue with the Debian Ports GPG key not recognized by the installer is already solved since quite a while, but using a different mirror and directory is obviously not always expected or known by (new) users. I'll have a look.

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