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/ https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=879130 This bug will be fixed once debian-installer has gained full support for backports. > 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. Adrian -- .''`. John Paul Adrian Glaubitz : :' : Debian Developer - glaub...@debian.org `. `' Freie Universitaet Berlin - glaub...@physik.fu-berlin.de `- GPG: 62FF 8A75 84E0 2956 9546 0006 7426 3B37 F5B5 F913