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force ubuntu/debian netinstall to use a specific variant of debian-installer or specific udeb file versions

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force ubuntu/debian netinstall to use a specific variant of debian-installer

i've run into various changing bugs with the udeb distribution.
over the time, the ubuntu maintainers change stuff and in the end there is no way to get something reliable.
installs became sluggish since a kernel hange in january, now thy switched to a new version of glibc ( 2.23-0ubuntu11 with the introduction of known bugs dating from years ago ) which breaks the installer by producing segfaults.

does any of you know a way to use an older version of udeb in preseed ?

i know i can setup my own debian mirror, but i'd need to mirror both the udeb and the deb part. i'm ok to mirror udeb alone if that is feasible but AFAIK preseed only offers a single choice for package sources. maybe there is a way to use local files i can grab on an older ISO for udeb only ?

ideas ?

btw, i'm installing ubuntu-xenial should that matter.
yes i know it is outdated. no i do not currently have a choice in this case. please do not discuss that point.

thanks for your help

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