Debian Bug report logs - #612631
debian-installer: error in example-preseed.txt

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Package: installation-guide; Maintainer for installation-guide is Debian Install System Team <>;

Reported by: Andreas Beckmann <>

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 17:27:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: d-i, sid, squeeze, wheezy

Fixed in version installation-guide/20120826

Done: Samuel Thibault <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#612631; Package debian-installer. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:27:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Andreas Beckmann <>:
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From: Andreas Beckmann <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: debian-installer: error in example-preseed.txt
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:22:33 +0100
Package: debian-installer
Version: 20110106
Severity: normal
Tags: d-i squeeze sid

There is an error in

#d-i localechooser/supported-locales en_US.UTF-8, nl_NL.UTF-8

is missing a question type and probably should be

#d-i localechooser/supported-locales multiselect en_US.UTF-8, nl_NL.UTF-8

There should be a test during building the documentation that
 - first enables everything in example-preseed.txt
 - and runs it through 'debconf-set-selections -c' afterwards


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (800, 'oldstable'), (700, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable'), (130, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Bug reassigned from package 'debian-installer' to 'installation-guide'. Request was from Joey Hess <> to (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 20:09:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug No longer marked as found in versions debian-installer/20110106. Request was from Joey Hess <> to (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 20:09:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) wheezy. Request was from Kurt Roeckx <> to (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:05:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Miguel Figueiredo <> to (Sun, 06 Mar 2011 23:57:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Samuel Thibault <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:03:23 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Andreas Beckmann <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:03:23 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #18 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Samuel Thibault <>
Subject: Bug#612631: fixed in installation-guide 20120826
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:00:06 +0000
Source: installation-guide
Source-Version: 20120826

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
installation-guide, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

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
Samuel Thibault <> (supplier of updated installation-guide package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 02:16:10 +0200
Source: installation-guide
Binary: installation-guide-amd64 installation-guide-armel installation-guide-armhf installation-guide-i386 installation-guide-ia64 installation-guide-kfreebsd-amd64 installation-guide-kfreebsd-i386 installation-guide-mips installation-guide-mipsel installation-guide-powerpc installation-guide-s390 installation-guide-s390x installation-guide-sparc
Architecture: source all
Version: 20120826
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <>
Changed-By: Samuel Thibault <>
 installation-guide-amd64 - Debian installation guide for amd64
 installation-guide-armel - Debian installation guide for armel
 installation-guide-armhf - Debian installation guide for armhf
 installation-guide-i386 - Debian installation guide for i386
 installation-guide-ia64 - Debian installation guide for ia64
 installation-guide-kfreebsd-amd64 - Debian installation guide for kFreeBSD amd64
 installation-guide-kfreebsd-i386 - Debian installation guide for kFreeBSD i386
 installation-guide-mips - Debian installation guide for mips
 installation-guide-mipsel - Debian installation guide for mipsel
 installation-guide-powerpc - Debian installation guide for powerpc
 installation-guide-s390 - Debian installation guide for s390
 installation-guide-s390x - Debian installation guide for s390x
 installation-guide-sparc - Debian installation guide for sparc
Closes: 378119 413649 444017 580508 608828 609704 610282 612165 612631 620881 621824 621825 634167 634168 636937 638268 644734 656939 659648 660776 666090 666105 668572 680650 681801 684834
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   [ Samuel Thibault ]
   * Reference the French translation of the brltty manual in fr.
   * Disable G-I on kfreebsd-*.
   * Document booting d-i from grub2. Closes: #612165.
   * Mention preseeding as an alternative for accessibility.
   * Document that the text installer is selected by default.
   * Avoid referencing BRLTTY manual chapter precise numbers. Closes: #580508.
   * Make it clear that it's the ISO file which needs to be copied to the USB
   * Update powerpc's copy of documentation for copying ISO file on USB keys.
   * Add software speech synthesis documentation.
   * Document SCSI partition raise to 255. Closes: Bug#644734. Thanks David
   * Do not make users think that only "Graphical install" has speakup support,
     and not "64 bit graphical install" too.
   * Mention the 64bit variant installation options.
   * Update chroot manual into using grub2.
   * Document that installing makedev is needed to get MAKEDEV.
     Closes: #620881, #656939.
   * Document the availability of other apt sources, thanks Karl for the
     patch. Closes: Bug#608828.
   * Update xorg, brltty and speakup versions.
   * WPA/WPA2 is now available. Closes: #659648.
   * Use dd of= instead of cat >, to save users who use sudo. Advise to make
     sure the stick is unmounted. Closes: #660776.
   * Rename kbd-chooser component to console-setup.
   * Fix preseeding for keyboard-configuration.
   * Simply use cp instead of dd to prepare USB stick.
   * Remove heading / from pxelinux.0, it seems to pose problem with some
     implementations. Thanks Ulrich Krause for the report.
   * Document that flexible-built USB keys do not show the boot menu by
     default, and document how to enable it. Thanks Filipus Klutiero for the
     report. Closes: #666105.
   * Document that installing an MBR is needed to get a bootable USB key.
   * Add armhf, s390x architectures, comment hppa architecture.
   * Enable korean language.
   * Use base-system-size and task-desktop-lxde-inst instead of hardcoding
     install size in chroot method.
   * Advise to install ssh and set root passwd in chroot method, thanks Michael
     Stapelberg for the patch. Closes: #413649.
   * Remove PA-RISC architecture from documented supported list.
   * Add partman-lvm/confirm_nooverwrite to preseed example. Closes: #610282,
   * Update scripts and entities to wheezy name.
   * Add myself as uploader.
   [ Steve McIntyre ]
   * Make it clearer how we expect users to write CDs to USB sticks.
     Closes: #680650.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Fix typo in example preseed. Closes: #612631
   [ Didier Raboud ]
   * Document win32-loader as a possible boot method. Closes: #444017.
   [ Colin Watson ]
   * The text frontend is available on most default install media.  Adjust
     the Boot Parameters section to say so.
   * Update url-us-keymap.  Thanks, Manfred Hampl; LP: #741134.
   * Document log_host and log_port.
   * Update link to installer/doc/devel/ to cope with the switch to git.
   [ Christian Perrier ]
   * Document preseed-md5 and keymap preseed aliases
     Closes: #621825, #621824, #681801
   * Add VCS-Browser to debian/control. Closes: #636937
   [ Martin Michlmayr ]
   * Update list of supported ARM devices.
   [ Miguel Figueiredo ]
   * Fix chroot install keyboard configuration. Closes: #634168.
   [ Julian Andres Klode ]
   * Use C.UTF-8 locale for chroot install. Closes: #634167.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Remove dead link to Phoenix large disk BIOS faq. Closes: #638268
   * Add a pointer to the unofficial non-free CDs with firmware.
   * 1 gb USB key now needed for hd-media. Closes: #666090
   [ Vincent McIntyre ]
   * Mention DEBCONF_DEBUG. Closes: #668572.
   [ Milan Kupcevic ]
   * Clarify how to boot PowerMacs from external Firewire and internal
     factory default CD/DVD drives. Closes: #378119.
   * Document how to boot Pegasos II from factory default CD/DVD drive.
   [ Nozomu Kurasawa ]
   * Fix xml file test. Closes: #684834.
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