Accepted: debian-installer 20080522ubuntu1 (source)

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Jun 17 16:45:17 BST 2008

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Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:46:07 +0100
Source: debian-installer
Binary: debian-installer
Architecture: source
Version: 20080522ubuntu1
Distribution: intrepid
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Ubuntu Installer Team <ubuntu-installer at>
Changed-By: Colin Watson <cjwatson at>
 debian-installer - Debian installer
Closes: 412922 420078 423265 459612 475774 477988
Launchpad-Bugs-Fixed: 225402
 debian-installer (20080522ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low
   * Bump hd-media image size to 800MB so that Ubuntu ISO images fit on them
     (LP: #225402).
   * Resynchronise with Debian. Remaining changes:
     - Ubuntu branding of various kinds.
     - Use Ubuntu kernels. Various tweaks for different udeb splits.
     - Fetch distribution name and version number from lsb_release.
     - Use the full version number in image directories.
     - Build-depend on belocs-locales-bin.
     - Various boot screen text adjustments.
     - Add cli boot options.
     - Add memtest boot option.
     - Add live CD boot screens.
     - Adjust memory size recommendations.
     - Document pci=noacpi.
     - Add translatable boot screen text for gfxboot. Adjust existing text to
       refer to gfxboot UI where appropriate.
     - Use ubuntu-keyring-udeb (and gpgv-udeb) instead of the Debian archive
     - Switch all images to initramfs.
     - Add netboot images suitable for USB memory sticks.
     - Remove floppy support, since it never used to work with 2.6. (This may
       be fixed in the future.)
     - Disable GTK frontend.
     - Add kickseed-common and initrd-kickseed to all images containing
       preseed-common and initrd-preseed.
     - Add nfs-modules to all netboot images except powerpc, for Kickstart.
     - kbd-chooser -> console-setup.
     - Include keymap decision tree in all.utf.
     - Replace cdebconf-newt-entropy with cdebconf-newt-detect-keys in
     - Add bootchart-udeb to all images.
     - Add hdparm-udeb to cdrom images.
     - Add nic-firmware to netboot images and scsi-firmware to cdrom and
       hd-media images.
     - Make scsi-firmware optional.
     - Add oem-config-check to all images.
     - Ship elilo configuration on i386 for Intel-based Macs.
     - Use mkvmlinuz's fallback object files on powerpc rather than relying
       on the kernel's.
     - Use ${RAMDISK_SIZE} in sparc's silo.conf rather than a hardcoded size.
     - Add input-modules to the sparc netboot image.
     - Remove auto-install/ai-choosers targets, at least for now.
     - Switch i386 builds to the -generic kernel flavour.
     - Add a new netboot/386 build for i386 that uses the -386 kernel
     - Publish separate kernel and initrd for sparc64 netboot.
   * Backport from trunk:
     - Test OMIT_WIN32_LOADER in arch_cd_info_dir and arch_miniiso targets as
       well as arch_boot.
   * Don't use win32-loader on Ubuntu.
   * Set default suite to intrepid.
   * Replace the splash image with a converted copy of the one we use for
     gfxboot, which fits better with vesamenu.
   * Adjust vesamenu margin to accommodate our menu item names.
   * Move to 2.6.26-1 kernels.
   * Temporarily disable netboot/386 for now; we don't seem to have the
     pieces needed to build it.
 debian-installer (20080522) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Stephen R. Marenka ]
   * Add atari keymaps to pkg-lists for m68k.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Lenny will be version 5.0.
   * Improve consistency between x86 syslinux bootmethod help screens.
   * Add nic-usb-modules to netboot images for x86 and ia64.
   [ Otavio Salvador ]
   * Update to 2.6.24-1 kernel (i386, mipsel, arm, armel and amd64).
   [ Robert Millan ]
   * Add images for the versatile platform (armel).
   [ Martin Michlmayr ]
   * Activate the images for the MIPS Malta platform (mips and mipsel),
     thanks Aurelien Jarno.
   * Remove the QEMU flavour on mips and mipsel since it's replaced
     by Malta.
   * Update mips to 2.6.24-1.
   * Use initramfs rather than cramfs on Cobalt since the initrd is too
   * Use initramfs on MIPS Malta.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Remove dropped cdrom-modules kernel udebs from package list for i386,
     amd64 and alpha.
   * Update to 2.6.24-1 kernel for alpha, hppa, ia64, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
   * Remove wireless-tools from package lists as it's not required to configure
     wireless networking.
   * Remove Alastair McKinstry and Joshua Kwan as Uploaders with many thanks
     for their past contributions.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * The i386 root floppy has been changed to a bare gzipped cpio file,
     null-paddded to the end of the floppy. This needs rootskel-bootfloppy
     version 1.60.
   * Use syslinux's vesamenu for all x86 images except the boot floppy.
   * Split up syslinux config files.
   * Note that the pxelinux config file for serial terminals has been dropped,
     at least for now, since the split config files made it too difficult to
     set up.
   * Note that this needs debian-cd changes to change its code for
     merging syslinux configs when producing i386+amd64 CDs.
   * Document the irqpoll boot parameter. Closes: #477988
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * For official builds, include a file with translation status information in
     images to allow localechooser can warn users for incomplete translations.
     A current status file should be generated before every upload.
   [ Otavio Salvador ]
   * Use genisoimage instead of mkisofs.
   * Disable i386 floppy image since 2.6.24 kernel image is too big to fit
     on a floppy.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Include both version number and codename as release identification.
   * Add a file inside netboot tarballs. Closes: #475774.
   [ Otavio Salvador ]
   * Add cdebconf-text-entropy to common EXTRAUDEBS variable and
     cdebconf-gtk-entropy on all gtk images.
 debian-installer (20080227) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Martin Michlmayr ]
   * Disable the Netwinder image for now since it's too large.
 debian-installer (20080224) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Steve Langasek ]
   * Drop obsolete boot args from alpha netboot images.
   * Switch alpha cdrom images from initrd to initramfs (untested, but should
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Changes to target lenny.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Drop build dependency on modutils (only needed for 2.4 kernels).
   * Excluding non-us for sources.list.udeb should no longer be needed; add
     exclusion for volatile.debian.{org,net}.
   * x86: document parameters to disable ACPI and USB on F6 isolinux help screen.
   * Switch i386, amd64, sparc and s/390 to 2.6.20-1.
   * Don't include usb-discover in images as USB modules should be loaded
     automatically now.
   [ Colin Watson ]
   * Don't try to mount devfs if $(TREE)/etc/udev exists.
   * Remove apparently-stray test for /dev/tty that broke tree_umount target
     for udev builds.
   * Run the demo in the C.UTF-8 locale.
   * Correct partman-auto-recipe.txt's descriptions of the $defaultignore,
     $lvmignore, and $lvmok specifiers to include the $.
   [ Martin Michlmayr ]
   * Remove rpc images because RiscPC machines are no longer supported.
   * Remove DECstation images because these machines are no longer supported.
   * Switch mips, mipsel and arm to 2.6.20-1.
   * Cobalt: don't turn the serial console on explicitly since this will
     kill Qube 2700 boxen and it's on by default on those machines with
     a serial console anyway.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Exclude pciutils-udeb from the i386 root floppy as it's out of space
     again thanks to libc etc bloat and we can do without lspci.
     Closes: #420078
   [ dann frazier ]
   * Update ia64 to 2.6.20 - omit scsi-common-modules udev since these modules
     have been merged into the scsi-modules udeb
   [ Martin Michlmayr ]
   * Switch arm, mips and mipsel to 2.6.21-1.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Switch i386, amd64, alpha and s390 to 2.6.21-1.
   * Include the default release for the target system and the release from
     which to retrieve udebs in images. The first makes it unnecessary to
     hardcode the default release in choose-mirror and the last ensures
     consistency between udebs included in the initrd and udebs retrieved
     during the installation. See #424640 and #426303.
     Requires net-retriever 1.18.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Stop including KEYRING onto initrds. Needs base-installer 1.80 and
     net-retriever 1.17, which use the udeb, and debian-archive-keyring-udeb
   * No need to unset KEYRING for floppies anymore. Closes: #423265.
   * Work around upx-ucl-beta bug #426747.
   * Exclude core-modules from i386 driver floppies, it's available on the root
   [ Stephen R. Marenka ]
   * m68k: Drop all non-at keymaps, except amiga, since we only support 2.6.
   * m68k: Add -at keymaps explicitly to atari floppy.
   * m68k: Add -amiga keymaps explicitly to pkg-lists.
   * m68k: Punt the remainder INITRD22 stuff and simplify the rest.
   * Switch m68k to 2.6.21-1.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Use BASEVERSION variable for powerpc to avoid needing to modify the kernel
     version for each flavor separately.
   * G-I for i386 is now also affected by the VT switching issue that earlier
     affected only amd64 (#373253). Include to work around this.
   * For i386 and amd64, add the 'quiet' kernel boot option for all boot
     methods except expert mode. This reduces the amount of output to the
     console to only a few messages before the first D-I dialog is displayed.
   * Drop build dependency on mkisofs for s390 as we don't need it there.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Changes to support new wireless nic modules udeb.
   * Switch i386 to have 3 net-drivers floppies. The second one now contains
     wireless, usb, and pcmcia drivers, while the third contains
   * Set APT::Install-Recommends=false in get-packages as a preventive measure
     to avoid getting recommended udebs when apt later defaults to installing
     recommends. (Mostly a no-op as there are very few udeb recommends
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Increase build dependency on mklibs to version 0.1.23; needed to avoid
     build failures or broken images after post-Etch toolchain changes.
   * Switch alpha, amd64, arm, i386, m68k, mips, mipsel and s390 to 2.6.21-2.
   * Get rid of hardcoded kernel versions in boot configuration files for mips
     and mipsel; rename bootscreen-subst to bootvars-subst to reflect this
     somewhat more general use of this script.
   * Drop compatibility symlink to old location of the graphical mini.iso.
   * Switch ia64 to 2.6.21-2.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Switch to dhcp3-client-udeb.
   * Remove ugly workaround for apex filename transition, long over.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Remove support for sparc32 as it is no longer supported for Lenny.
   * Simplify build structure for sparc.
   * Switch sparc, powerpc and hppa to 2.6.21-2.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Remove pcmcia-cs-udeb from ads_cf image, as it's no longer in Debian.
   * Remove old "linux" syslinux label for x86, it was replaced by "install".
   * Convert mips/arcboot.conf to use "install" and not "linux" as the label as
   * Apply patch from Václav Ovsík adding a NETBOOT_DI_DIR variable.
   [ Davide Viti ]
   * Switch g-i as to use ttf-dejavu for rendering Georgian text
   [ Christian Perrier ]
   * Replace the build dependency on grep-dctrl (transition package) by dctrl-tools
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Call dh_md5sums.
   [ Robert Millan ]
   * Integrate win32-loader utility.  (Closes: #412922)
   [ Martin Michlmayr ]
   * Fix the bootvars-subst call on mips so the actual kernel version will be
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Change f8.txt to document tasksel/desktop.
   [ Jérémy Bobbio ]
   * Add support for apt_preferences(5) files (preferences.{deb,udeb}.local) to
     ease development when packages are broken in unstable.
   [ Bastian Blank ]
   * Support coming cdebconf frontend changes.
   * Bump build dependency for mklibs.
   [ Otavio Salvador ]
   * Switch alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc,
     s390 and sparc to 2.6.22-2.
   * Load config/local by last so we can override previously set options.
   * Support setting an extra udeb to be included exporting the EXTRAS
     environment variable.
   * Allow DEBIAN_VERSION to be overriden using environment variable.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Disable builds for PowerPC PReP images as there are no prep kernels
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Switch i386 to 2.6.22-3.
   [ Martin Michlmayr ]
   * Switch all other architectures to 2.6.22-3.
   * Use mklibs-copy rather than mklibs on mips and mipsel for now since
     the latter doesn't work.
   [ Colin Watson ]
   * Move Frans' d-i internals manual from doc/talks/d-i_debconf6/ to
     doc/devel/internals/, and build it by default.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Switch from upx-ucl-beta to upx-ucl, now that it's out of beta.
   * Avoid using sources.list.d when downloading udebs. Closes: #459612
   [ Aurelien Jarno ]
   * Add support for MIPS Malta platform, but keep it disabled for now.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Add build dependency on libgcc1 for i386 also as we include libgcc_s for
     graphical installer images.
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