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Re: debian-9.5.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso missing files for install without mirror




On Fri 02 Nov 2018 at 20:01:59 -0700, David Christensen wrote:

> On 11/2/18 5:17 PM, Steve McIntyre wrote:

[Snip]
 
> > That's how this becomes a problem. For now, if you have security
> > updates installed then you'll need to enable a mirror or start with a
> > larger installation CD. Sorry... :-/
> 
> Thank you for confirming the defect, and thank you for the detailed
> analysis.
> 
> 
> My intent was to install just what was on the CD onto a machine in my LAN.
> I was unaware that d-i connected to the Internet when I told it not to use a
> mirror.  As security.debian.org is not a mirror in the usual sense, perhaps
> this kinda sorta makes sense to the Debian developers.  For me, it violates
> KISS and the Principle of Least Surprise.  I think the d-i needs to be more
> clear about if/ when it intends to connect to the Internet, and obtain
> explicit user approval. Which package do I file a bug report against?

You gave it explicit approval when you configured the network. 

> I view the fact that the d-i couldn't obtain a security update package to be
> a defect in the Debian security package distribution chain.  If 'apt-get
> update' finds that a security update package is available and the d-i wants
> to install that package, then 'apt-get update' must be able to download that
> package.  Which package do I file a bug report against?

There is no defect in the security package distribution chain. mutt is
not part of the Xfce or standard utilities tasks. The installer had no
business attempting to install it.

-- 
Brian.