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 * split the initrd into two, the 2nd being language support, which only gets loaded if enough memory is available  * split the initrd into two,
the 2nd being language support, which only gets loaded if enough memory is available - [http://wiki.debian.org/I18n/Extremadura2006ModularizingD-I much more detailed plans for this]

This is a tracking page for issues that need to be dealt with before we can release RC1 of DebianInstaller for Etch.

Note that we may work around some of these issues by not including certain problematic architectures in the beta release.

  • For day-to-day issues, see ["DebianInstaller/Today"].

Release goals overview

To Do

Main Goals

All done.

Other Goals

  • Graphical installer
    • automatic font switching on language selection
    • theming
    • cleaning up and debugging
    • check what is really supported and what not (mainly powerpc)
    • still some keymap issues
  • Update/replacement of/for localization-config. A new localization-config with an optional udeb has been uploaded. Need testing and checking what actions are needed
    • needs serious testing and probably update of the deb

  • Support installation of Sarge?


  • Switch to 2.6.17
  • Add/check 2.6 floppies for i386, sparc
  • Removal of 2.4 kernel support
  • partman
    • partman-auto user interface change
    • partman-auto-crypto
    • ext3: now with resize_inode and dir_index by default
    • Preseeded automated RAID installs (partman-auto-raid stuff, partman-auto/grub-installer) from Simon Huggins
  • Philip Hand's auto-install support
  • Graphical installer
    • library upgrade
    • keymap switching (only one time though)
  • Language support
    • Added: Gujarati
    • No longer supported: Belarusian, Xhosa, Gaelic, Georgian, Welsh, Kazakh, Northern Sami (only translation), Malagasy, Persian, Icelandic
  • SELinux support: is now standard priority and thus installed automatically if "standard" task is selected
  • Various


  • Blocking
  • Maybe blocking
    • update-inet breaks install of some tasks ([http://bugs.debian.org/282147 #282147])

    • CD-ROM support on sparc32 (esp) broken in kernel; see e.g. #393786
    • NTFS resize corruption for Vista partitions (NTFS 3.1) ([http://bugs.debian.org/379835 #379835])

      • Patch committed for partman-partitioning that disables partitioning for Vista partitions
    • XOrg upgrade warning (now at medium prio, but still...)
    • "device switching" after reboot on systems with multiple NICs or HD controllers; is really an old issue but occurs more frequently after switch to udev (see persistent device naming above)
    • Graphical installer
      • Usability: <enter> does not activate <Continue> button for some template types

      • Not possible to generate random keys (often used for swap) for crypto setup due to missing entropy plugin
    • Some issues for ppc:
      • floppy installations broken because device node for swim3 module is not generated by udev (probably kernel issue)
      • some subarches currently disabled
      • Airport Extreme broken in 2.6.16 ([http://bugs.debian.org/358833 #358833]; reported by Eugen Dedu)

      • snd-powermac no longer loaded by default as it will lock up some systems; add to /etc/modules manually
  • Non-blocking

To Do before release

  • Wanted packages
    • ...
  • Check status/issues/migration for non-d-i udebs (done)

  • udeb removals (temporary, unofficial g-i udebs)
    • all done, except for directfb-0.9-22 (is being fixed)
  • Update debian-cd
    • No longer include 2.4 stuff (done)

    • Update tasks and popcon (done)

    • Re-enable -tape for s/390 in tools/boot/etch/boot-s390 (done)

Post-RC1 development

  • Switch to 2.6.18 before release.?BRNote that [http://bugs.debian.org/395889 #395889] is a blocking issue for a switch to 2.6.18.

  • Check d-i memory usage (all arches!) and update lowmem limits
    • Test free memory check in partman-(auto-)crypto
  • Various
    • Switch from dhcp to dhcp3 in d-i and for installed system
    • Recognize netinst/full CD installs so we can lower priority on the "use mirror" question in apt-setup; note: this may make installing KDE task from full CD practically impossible
    • Make "expert" install default to "priority=medium"?
  • debian-cd
    • include floppy images again on first CD

Post-Etch (=lenny) development

  • Supplemental repository support for udebs
    • Started by Bastian Blank, probably won't happen for beta3; work parked in people/waldi

  • Implement/improve/test IPv6 support
    • unlikely for Etch as busybox lacks IPv6 support for e.g. wget
  • Removal of 2.4 kernel support
    • code cleanup
  • Finish last bits of udeb transition
  • Persistent device naming for disks
  • partman
    • Merge ext3 support into partman-basicfilesystems so it is available by default in lowmem installations
  • Various
    • Change "link in /" to "link in /boot"?
    • Add option to load additional CDs during pkgsel (needs support in cdebconf for switching CDs during tasksel?)
  • split the initrd into two,

the 2nd being language support, which only gets loaded if enough memory is available - [http://wiki.debian.org/I18n/Extremadura2006ModularizingD-I much more detailed plans for this]