This page is obsolete and kept only for historical purposes. Base-config is no longer used in D-I.

In DebianSarge and earlier, the base-config package was used to perform various tasks in the second stage of the installer. This was fiddly and had a number of practical problems, not least considerable code and question duplication from various bits of DebianInstaller proper. Thus, we're getting rid of it and moving to a single-stage installer. (As a side-effect or possibly a prerequisite of this, we've got a nice progress bar for the installation of all the packages that were formerly installed in the second stage.) This page tracks the status of this task, starting with and followups.

Initial rollout:

Edge cases:

Final cleanup: