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Fwd: [D-I] Post-release notes

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Subject: [D-I] Post-release notes
Date: Saturday 18 March 2006 03:25
From: Frans Pop <aragorn@tiscali.nl>
To: debian-boot@lists.debian.org

As the last action for the Beta 2 release, the links for the "daily"
images on [1] have been switched back to sid_d-i and thus can again be
used to test the daily built images and latest uploads for udebs to

Porters should also be aware that the mirror split [2] may affect new
installs as mirrors following the reduced default set will no longer
support most arches, but will still be listed the installer's mirror
selection list for all architectures they previously carried.

The mirror selection component currently does _not_ check if an arch is
actually available on a mirror, so errors will only occur later during
the installation (during either download of additional d-i components or
package installation by debootstrap).

There is an erratum [3] that explains the issue and that users can be
pointed to. A safe mirror to use is ftp.nl.debian.org but there are
probably others. ftp.debian.org is _not_ safe. Mirrors that are currently
OK may still drop arches over the next month or so.

This issue affects all arches, except i386.


[1] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mirrors-announce/2006/02/msg00000.html
[3] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata

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