Debian Bug report logs - #388769
installer hangs when installing packages; no abort possible

Package: pkgsel; Maintainer for pkgsel is Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>; Source for pkgsel is src:pkgsel.

Reported by: Christian Schnobrich <schnobs@babylon-kino.de>

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:33:27 UTC

Severity: normal

Merged with 388845

Done: Geert Stappers <stappers@debian.org>

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Bug#388769; Package debian-installer. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Christian Schnobrich <schnobs@babylon-kino.de>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: installer hangs when installing packages; no abort possible
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 15:15:04 +0200
Package: debian-installer
Version: no idea. Netinstall image was DL'ed on 22-Sep-2006

During the installation step "Select and install software", progress
ground to a halt. It said "running tasksel", the progress bar remained
at 1% for several minutes.

A motionless progress bar doesn't convey much information; there is no
hint as to what actually went wrong.

Even if I knew, there is no way to abort / go back at this point (short
of switching to another console and applyig some l33t linux skillz. Due
to insufficient knowledge of what I was doing, this only raised even
more issues).

So much for the actual complaint. Here's what I was doing:


According to ALT-F4, it was trying to download the popularity-contest
package at that time. After killing apt-get, the log said "Failed to
fetch
http://zwerg:9999/main/pool/main/p/popularity-contest/popularity-contest_1.34_all.deb Connection failed"

zwerg happens to be the local apt-proxy machine; a subsequent attempt to
retrieve that file from another box on the network was sucessful, so I
don't think it's he proxy's fault.

---snip---

schnobs@pferd:~$ wget http://zwerg:9999/main/pool/main/p/popularity-contest/popularity-contest_1.34_all.deb
--14:02:48--  http://zwerg:9999/main/pool/main/p/popularity-contest/popularity-contest_1.34_all.deb
           => `popularity-contest_1.34_all.deb'
Resolving zwerg... 192.168.30.1
Connecting to zwerg[192.168.30.1]:9999... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 48,774 [application/dpkg]

100%[=============================================================>] 48,774       215.45K/s

14:02:49 (215.45 KB/s) - `popularity-contest_1.34_all.deb' saved [48774/48774]

---snap---

Or maybe it was the proxy's fault, after all, because currently the
restarted installer is busy downloading stuff from ftp.de.debian.org --
but that's beside the point. I'm filing a bug report because I couldn't
abort the stalled installation and just go back to selecting another
mirror. I had to reboot the box and start over from scratch.

regards,
Schnobs




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Bug#388769; Package debian-installer. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Wolfgang Köbler <wolfgang@koebler.com>
To: 388769@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: installer hangs when installing packages; no abort possible
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 23:32:33 +0200 (CEST)
I also tried to install debian behind an apt-proxy and the installations hangs
when fetching packages during installation (Errormsg on ALT-F4). 

It seems that all Debian etch installations behind a sarge apt-proxy 
fail because of apt-proxy bug 374405:
> Incompatible with full URL HTTP requests from recent apt versions
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=374405

Upgrading the apt-proxy from sarge to backports.org solved the 
installation-problem.

Bye,
Wolfgang




Bug reassigned from package `debian-installer' to `pkgsel'. Request was from Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Merged 388769 388845. Request was from Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #19 received at 388769-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Geert Stappers <stappers@debian.org>
To: Wolfgang Köbler <wolfgang@koebler.com>, 388769-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#388769: installer hangs when installing packages; no abort possible
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 21:43:37 +0200
On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 11:32:33PM +0200, Wolfgang Köbler wrote:
> Upgrading the apt-proxy from sarge to backports.org solved the 
> installation-problem.

Okay, closing the bugreport.


Thank you for your feedback
Geert Stappers



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