SSH and the Ubuntu Server

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Nov 18 16:22:48 GMT 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:08:47AM -0600, Robbie Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-11-18 at 16:04 +0000, Colin Watson wrote: 
> > On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:49:38AM -0500, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> > > I think this screen is a good idea if in fact tasksel is moved to after
> > > the first boot.
> > 
> > We used to have a two-stage installer and it was a nightmare to maintain
> > for several reasons.  Since we moved to a single-stage installer several
> > years back, we've burned all the necessary code with fire and enjoyed
> > it.  Please don't make me go back to that.
> What if the Server team maintained the 2nd stage?  Then we'd be making
> life easier for you, right? ;)

Er. :-)

(In seriousness, any good-quality second stage would require some level
of cooperation from the first stage.  We tried that and it was awful.)

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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