Debian Bug report logs - #476546
confusing use of win32-loader

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Package: live-helper; Maintainer for live-helper is Debian Live Project <>;

Reported by: Robert Millan <>

Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:00:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Fixed in version live-helper/1.0.0-1

Done: Daniel Baumann <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Robert Millan <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: confusing use of win32-loader
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:57:05 +0000
Package: live-helper
Severity: normal


I appreciate your interest in win32-loader, but I find the current use of it
in examples/hooks/ quite confusing.

Notice that is a special build
designed to fetch other preinstallation stuff from that site, and a netboot
D-I image from official Debian servers.  It doesn't integrate with your CD/DVD
image in any way, and it doesn't provide any added value (other than referring
the user to would provide).

If what you want is using win32-loader to start the Live system, that can be
easily archived with the build shipped in win32-loader package, plus appropiate
win32-loader.ini settings (undocumented, but you can get a few examples from
D-I lenny images).  Though, the strings would have to be adjusted at that
point, since win32-loader tells the user she's about to install Debian, not just
start a Live system.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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From: Daniel Baumann <>
To: Robert Millan <>,
Subject: Re: Bug#476546: confusing use of win32-loader
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:43:35 +0200
Robert Millan wrote:
> Hi!

Hi Robert,

> I appreciate your interest in win32-loader, but I find the current use of it
> in examples/hooks/ quite confusing.

jup.. that hook is from the time when win32-loader wasn't available as a
package; i'll update it rsn.


Address:        Daniel Baumann, Burgunderstrasse 3, CH-4562 Biberist

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From: Daniel Baumann <>
Subject: Bug#476546: fixed in live-helper 1.0.0-1
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 23:02:06 +0000
Source: live-helper
Source-Version: 1.0.0-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
live-helper, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0.0-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0.0-1.dsc
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0.0-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/l/live-helper/live-helper_1.0.0.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Daniel Baumann <> (supplier of updated live-helper package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200
Source: live-helper
Binary: live-helper
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.0.0-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Debian Live <>
Changed-By: Daniel Baumann <>
 live-helper - Debian Live build scripts
Closes: 476546 490755 491695 492085 494640
 live-helper (1.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   [ Antonio Terceiro ]
   * Sorting functions alphabetically.
   * Replacing file checking with ls by function calls
   [ Chris Lamb ]
   * Install loop-aes-utils if we are using encryption.
   * Support expanding wildcards in udeb excludes.
   * Remove pointless whitespace.
   * Only install unionfs-tools under Etch in rescue list.
   * Correct logic in LH_BOOTAPPEND_INSTALL handling
   * Removing surrounded braces from LH_BOOTAPPEND_INSTALL - it is expanded by
     sed, not the shell.
   * Correcting typo LH_BOOTSTRAP_INSTALL -> LH_BOOTAPPEND_INSTALL in Grub kernel
   * Correct bogus path for d-i preseed files.
   * Don't install lists from chroot_local-packageslists without them being
     specified in LH_PACKAGES_LISTS (Closes: #490755)
   * Don't use interpolation to print usage and help as it breaks newlines and
   * Remove accidental trailing '"' (quote) package from lh_config usage.
   * Tidy "install" / "install-binary" handling in lh_chroot_apt.
   * Add informational comments to generated /etc/apt/preferences stanzas.
   * Generate Release file for chroot_local-packages when APT_SECURE is disabled.
   * Prevent (harmless) duplicate entries appearing in /etc/apt/preferences
   * Remove gettext from Build-Depends (it's already in Build-Depends-Indep).
   * Correcting aesthetic typo "proces" -> "process".
   * Add leading space to prevent unnecessary diff when running lh_config
   * Ensure the binary image does not inherit the binary stage's APT settings.
   * Always create stagefile for chroot_install-packages and require it for
   * Correct indentation of conditional code.
   * Clean source.list instead of binary.list when calling lh_clean --source.
   * Move gettext to Build-Depends-Indep.
   * Add busybox to DI_PACKAGES as its required to install kernels.
   * Choose correct d-i install method for "live" and usb-hdd/tar image types.
   * Don't duplicate .debs of packages in binary/pool that are installed via
   * Create pool/main to prevent build failure when no local .debs are queued for
   * Don't include the bootstrap .debs on live-installer based disks (saves
   * Rework WGET_OPTIONS and use "--no-verbose" by default (just prints the URL).
   * Fix "lh_config -c". Thanks to Simon Schiele <>.
   * Remove --debian-installer-daily from getopt call.
   * Update lh_config(1) to match status of
   * Fix a bug in chroot_local-packages where packages were upgraded with
     themselves during lh_binary stages.
   * Fix bug in LH_DEBIAN_INSTALLER_DISTRIBUTION = "daily" handling.
   * Disabling call to "update-initramfs" in lh_chroot_hacks.
   * Always add our apt_preference(5) pinning stanza when using local-packages.
   * Ensure packages in config/chroot_local-packages override all others.
   * Test whether to use hard-links when caching d-i downloads.
   * Print a warning when package caching is disabled but d-i integration is
   * Don't install Recommends of d-i packages.
   * Call "Check_defaults" in lh_build.
   * Print nicer error message when bootstrap missing from LH_CACHE_STAGES.
   * Remove 'E:' prefix in call to Echo_error - it gets added later too.
   * Don't attempt install deprecated helpers/make-live.
   * Add lh_chroot_local-patches helper to apply local patches against chroot.
   * Fix cache poisoning issue in lh_binary_debian-installer with 404 downloads
   * Don't attempt to use live-installer on Etch; it would simply result in no
     bootstrap method.
   * Cache d-i kernel, initrd and mini.iso downloads (Closes: #492085)
   * Wrap most calls to wget in lh_binary_debian-installer.
   * Add system-config-printer as a replacement to gnome-cups-manager.
   * Removed "gnome-cups-manager" from package lists as it has been removed from
     Lenny due to being obsolete. (Closes: #491695)
   [ Daniel Baumann ]
   * Preserve changed apt settings (pdiffs, recommends, and secure) in binary
     image (Closes: #494640).
   * Updating chroot hacks to reflect namechange of the udev persistent rules.
   * Correcting typo in win32-loader config.
   * Correcting win32-loader default values.
   * Moving win32-loader inclusion support from external hook into main program
     (Closes: #476546).
   * Adding generic echo function.
   * Removing currently unused help message in lh_config.
   * Sorting authors file.
   * Removing superfluous echo type from echo call.
   * Correcting escaping of $VERSION in LH_ISO_PREPARER defaults.
   * Updating po files.
   * Replacing remaining echo calls with proper echo functions.
   * Don't expand version in default configuration, but rather use it
   * Moving live-helper defaults file for cron autobuilder from
     /etc/default/live-helper to /etc/default/live-helper_autobuild in order to
     not conflict with the system-wide default file for helper configuration.
   * Adding guessing of the preseeding filename, and way to manually overwrite it
     (or select it in case of multiple available preseeding files).
   * Switching chechbashism call to now fail and abort rather than just give a
     warning if bashishms are detected.
   * Using $HOST rather than $HOSTNAME to avoid false positive in checkbashisms.
   * Using signal names rather than signal numbers in trap calls.
   * Merging debian-installer-daily option into debian-installer-distribution.
   * Bumping version number to 1.0.0.
   * Updating credits file.
   * Only using hardlinks for local-packages when hardlinks are possible.
   * Removing make-live legacy helper.
   * Updating debian release information.
   * Making check for local-patches silent.
   * Making check for local-includes silent.
   * Using rfc2606 invalid tld instead of dummy.
   * Using better suited variable name for live-helpers local key.
   [ Frederic Daniel Luc Lehobey ]
   * Added po4a support for manpages. Use case: 'make po4a'.
   [ Marco Amadori ]
   * Removing evms from rescue list, package got removed from debian.
   [ Tiago Bortoletto Vaz ]
   * Making and messages translatable.
   * Making lh_chroot_interactive and lh_source_usb-hdd messages translatable.
   * Making lh_binary_usb-hdd messages translatable.
   * Making messages translatable.
   * Supporting remote preseeding files.
   * Also allowing multiple preseeding files for netboot.
   * Allowing to use more than one preseeding file to be on the media.
   * Adding last modifications in order to have localization fully working in
     live-helper. This commit goes with some pt_BR translations just for testing.
     Thanks to Antonio Terceiro for helping and coding in some shell stuff.
   * Adding the basic infrastructure to provide l10n support for live-helper.
   * Minor typo fix for encryption parameter in lh_config help message.
   * Suporting debian-installer distribution choice, which makes possible to
     build a image using a system-independent debian-installer suite. The config
     option for this is --debian-installer-distribution CODENAME.
   * Adding missing debian-installer options in lh_config --help message.
   * Improving message when using default values in /etc/default/live-helper.
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