xserver-xorg-video-all fails to install

Bug #1012607 reported by Sean O'Brien on 2012-06-13
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Bug Description

It appears that a few of the dependencies for xserver-xorg-video-all have had their package file truncated in the 12.04 LTS 64 Bit Alternate ISO (ubuntu-12.04-alternate-amd64.iso). This causes Ubuntu setup to fail during the "Select and install software" phase giving an error message that xserver-xorg-video-ati and xserver-xorg-video-nouveau could not be installed.

Here are the package names from ubuntu-12.04-alternate-amd64.iso

\pool\main\x\xserver-xorg-video-ati\xserver-xorg-video-ati_6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2_.deb
\pool\main\x\xserver-xorg-video-ati\xserver-xorg-video-radeon_6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubunt.deb
\pool\main\x\xserver-xorg-video-nouveau\xserver-xorg-video-nouveau_0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2.deb

I confirmed the proper package file names on us.archive.ubuntu.com:

\pool\main\x\xserver-xorg-video-ati\xserver-xorg-video-ati_6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
\pool\main\x\xserver-xorg-video-ati\xserver-xorg-video-radeon_6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
\pool\main\x\xserver-xorg-video-nouveau\xserver-xorg-video-nouveau_0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2_amd64.deb

I can confirm that replacing the above mentioned packages with the ones from us.archive.ubuntu.com does solve the installation failure, and I haven't come across any other issues with the alternate installation media as of yet.

Sean O'Brien (t7v3w-sean) wrote :

Fixed package name

bugbot (bugbot) on 2012-06-14
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xorg-server (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jon Hanna (jonhanna) wrote :

I think this is a duplicate of bug 989902. The xorg-server code is correct, but the alternate CDs (all flavours) are naming them wrong on the image.

affects: xorg-server (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-cdimage
Sean O'Brien (t7v3w-sean) wrote :

Thanks for confirming the bug Jon.
I agree, I think this is less of a code issue and more of an actual file name / path issue.
Could it be the version of ISO used? If I recall correctly, different ISO versions have different character limits for the file paths. It seems to me that these files have reached that limit and are being truncated.

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