I have been working recently on an update to the ppp-udeb package (responsible for configuring PPPoE networking in D-I and the target system).
I think I have finished fixing the last bad bits from the ppp-udeb package[*], but currently I am unable to do a test of a complete installation due to bug #407702 in qemu. Still, I am confident it should just work.
So I am asking if there are people interested in testing the image I have prepared with the new ppp-udeb package. The image can be downloaded from:
(Security concerned people can check the signature and md5sums and go on, if they trust me :-) )
How to test
In order to test, just boot the image (no boot parameters are needed) and try to do a basic installation via PPPoE.
What should be (or would be nice to be :-) ) checked:
- in D-I environment
- bad/good login should be detected (good logins are silent)
- transitory problems when trying to do the initial connection (cable unplugged or PPPoE server down) should be detected
- in the installed system:
- target system boots fine with the PPPoE connection set up correctly
- hosts file and host name are set correctly
- permissions are set correctly on the network configuration files and the ppp configuration files (an output of "ls -lR /etc/ppp" in the target would be appreciated)
- loopback interface is configured correctly
[*] I did some tests myself but I can't test everything due to bug #407702 in qemu; some screen shots I made in qemu can be found at http://users.alioth.debian.org/~eddyp-guest/ppp-2.4.4rel-5/screen%20shots/
Update: thanks to some people that did the test, I found out that I made some wrong assumptions in my code. I will make another image tonight and make another call. This will hopefully fix the issue.