Make installation with no network or a broken network work more smoothly

Registered by Colin Watson on 2007-10-15

There are continuing problems when installing with a missing or broken network. Some of these are installer bugs, while some could be greatly alleviated by more intelligent timeout behaviour in apt. Make sure that we stop being plagued by these.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Michael Vogt
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Michael Vogt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for hardy
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Michael Vogt on 2008-02-08

Whiteboard

mvo: 20071121 I think its ready for review
2007-11-22 kamion: approved. mvo as assignee but the installer bits will fall to either me or (more probably) evand; please chase as appropriate.
keybuk, 2007-11-27: reducing priority compared to mvo's other specs
mvo: 2008-02-08: the apt bits are implemented and uploaded
mvo: 2008-02-10: the apt-setup/ubiquity parts are now implemented as well, setting to beta available

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