Hi Austin, And thanks for your detailed report.
Austin Moss <aus...@themosses.org> (2023-06-28): > When installing Debian with the graphical installer from the DVD ISO, one > of > the steps during the installer prompts users to connect to a network to > retrieve up to date packages. Later in the installer, the user is prompted to > choose additional packages such as the GNOME desktop environment. Once the > install is complete, the user will boot in to the newly installed system and > GNOME's network indicator will show no network connectivity even though they > configured such during the install and the network is likely up. > This appears to be due to the installer configuring ifupdown and > placing the selected interface in /etc/network/interfaces. GNOME's graphical > settings application provides a front end for NetworkManager and as such, will > not display the interface used during the installer. To display the interface > in GNOME Settings, a user needs to remove the interface from > /etc/network/interfaces. > Without knowing why the network is not displayed in the graphical > interface, users will be confused as to why they can browse the web or perform > other network tasks even though the GUI does not indicate a network > connection. > This may also present a problem especially for wireless cards if a user needs > to connect to a new wireless network but cannot see their wireless card from > the GUI. > One of the fixes may be to clean /etc/networks/interfaces after the > installation if a user has selected to install GNOME, KDE, or any desktop > environment which provides a graphical front end for NetworkManager. netcfg is the component responsible for forwarding network settings from the installer's context to the installed system. A few bugs were fixed that led to having no /e/n/i configuration for wireless interfaces in the non-NetworkManager case, and I cannot exclude the possibility I might have introduced a regression for the NetworkManager case. It feels a little strange that such a big issue wouldn't have been spotted via the many tests that are run for the release, but maybe we aren't actively checking that particular point (yet)… Could you please share /var/log/installer/syslog (compressed) via reply-all? Cheers, -- Cyril Brulebois (k...@debian.org) <https://debamax.com/> D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant
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