On 08/06/2018 07:34 PM, Gregor Riepl wrote:
>> Could you be also more specific about which instructions you followed to make
>> it work for you?
> The specific problem I had was due to the sparc64 installation requiring
> unstable repositories, which is apparently not very well supported in the
> Debian installer.

You probably didn't specify the correct FTP server which is:

Server: http://ftp.ports.debian.org
Folder: /debian-ports/


This bug will be fixed once debian-installer has gained full support for 

> I was able to get around this by just installing the minimal base system,
> booting into it, fixing the repositories manually, then installing the
> standard system package (i.e. what tasksel would install) by hand. I also
> needed to dig a bit to find a mirror carrying sparc64 packages.

If using the above mirror, installation should work. If not, please
report a bug.

> It should also be noted that the desktop tasks are currently uninstallable
> because certain packages are missing from sparc64, but that is a minor issue.

Which packages are those. Again, please report issues as you find them.


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