Errata for Buster RC 3
This is a list of known problems in the Buster RC 3 release of the Debian Installer. If you do not see your problem listed here, please send us an installation report describing the problem.
- GNOME may fail to start with some virtual machine setups
- It was noticed during Stretch Alpha 4 image testing that
GNOME might fail to start depending on the setup used for virtual
machines. It seems using cirrus as an emulated video chip is fine.
Status: Being investigated.
- Desktop installations may not work using CD#1 alone
- Due to space constraints on the first CD, not all of the
expected GNOME desktop packages fit on CD#1. For a successful
installation, use extra package sources (e.g. a second CD or a
network mirror) or use a DVD instead.
Status: It is unlikely more efforts can be made to fit more packages on CD#1.
- Theme used in the installer
- There's no Buster artwork yet, and the installer is still
using the Stretch theme.
Status: Fixed in Buster RC 1: futurePrototype has been integrated.
- Buggy shortcuts in the nano editor
- The nano version used inside Debian Installer doesn't
advertise the same shortcuts as the regular nano package (on
installed systems). In particular the suggestion to
use C-s to
Saveseems to be a problem for people using the installer on a serial console (#915017).
Status: Fixed in Buster RC 1.
- TLS support in wget is broken
- A change in the openssl library leads to some issues for its
users, since a configuration file that was initially optional
suddenly became mandatory. As a consequence, at
least wget doesn't support HTTPS within the installer
Status: Fixed in Buster RC 2.
- Entropy-related issues
- Even with functional HTTPS support in wget, one might run
into entropy-related issues, depending on the availability of a
hardware random number generator (RNG) and/or on a sufficient
number of events to feed the entropy pool
symptoms can be a long delay when the first HTTPS connection
happens, or during SSH keypair generation.
Status: Fixed in Buster RC 2.
- LUKS2 is incompatible with GRUB's cryptodisk support
- It was only lately discovered that GRUB has no support for
LUKS2. This means that users who want to use
GRUB_ENABLE_CRYPTODISK and avoid a separate,
unencrypted /boot, won't be able to do so
setup isn't supported in the installer anyway, but it would
make sense to at least document this limitation more
prominently, and to have at least the possibility to opt for
LUKS1 during the installation process.
Status: Some ideas have been expressed on the bug; cryptsetup maintainers have written some specific documentation.
- Failure to preseed custom APT repositories
- It's customary to also specify extra keys when configuring
custom APT repositories, using parameters
like apt-setup/local0/key. Due to changes in the
way apt-key works, trying to specify such a setting
would result in failures with the Buster installer
Status: The proposed patch wasn't reviewed in time for the initial Buster release, but is expected to be tested during the Bullseye release cycle and to be backported in a Buster point release eventually.