Damn you Debians

Can someone notify the Debian developers that their base installer of Sarge is getting more and more obnoxious?

When doing an off-network install (and manually setting the network settings), the installer attempts to make a connection to Debian security. Not once, not two, not three, but over twenty attempts before deciding that there’s no network connection. It makes no sense: at the end the installer does quit ‘gracefully’, but, yes, it takes that long before…

I long for days when Sarge was still called ‘testing’.

But then, there goes nothing above a crapped-out Debian install. You change a couple of lines and installation just merrily continues.