the release notes link in installer points to www.ubuntu.com

Bug #1065789 reported by Paul Larson on 2012-10-12
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-website-content
Undecided
Matthew Nuzum

Bug Description

This could actually be a Ubuntu Website bug, but when I click the release notes link from the installer, I get a web browser opened to www.ubuntu.com. It's equally possible that it could be trying to open http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes?os=ubuntu&ver=12.10&lang=en which also gets quickly redirected to www.ubuntu.com.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubiquity 2.12.10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Casper:
 Generating locales...
   en_US.UTF-8... done
 Generation complete.
 pwconv: failed to change the mode of /etc/passwd- to 0600
 Adding 'diversion of /usr/bin/bluetooth-applet to /usr/bin/bluetooth-applet.orig by casper'
CasperVersion: 1.327
Date: Fri Oct 12 01:56:48 2012
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121011.2)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: removed: rls-q-incoming
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

The URL is taken from the .disk/release_notes_url from the ISO image.
Then language is substituted into it.
Currently (and have been for the whole cycle) the URLs redirect to ubuntu.com homepage for 12.10 version.
Changing the version to 12.04 redirects to the correct release notes.
You can test the current URL:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes?os=ubuntu&ver=12.10&lang=en

If it is time to make the link work, please contact the ubuntu website team to add a new symlink.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → Invalid
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Which means it's a website bug and should be reassigned there, not just marked invalid. Done.

no longer affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu Quantal)
no longer affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
summary: - release notes link in installer points to www.ubuntu.com
+ the 12.10 release notes link in installer points to www.ubuntu.com
Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
status: New → Triaged
Matthew Nuzum (newz) wrote :

Hi, this has been published to staging, but unfortunately the site is frozen until release day so it will go live when we publish the rest of the site updates.

Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Nuzum (newz)
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

In kubuntu it takes you to the News page, not the overview

Changed in ubuntu-website-content:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

title changed as the same bug affects 13.04

summary: - the 12.10 release notes link in installer points to www.ubuntu.com
+ the release notes link in installer points to www.ubuntu.com
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

or does 13.04 need a new bug?

Carla Sella (carla-sella) wrote :

Also the armhf+omap4 image has this same problem (http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/20121211/raring-desktop-armhf+omap4.img).

This bug is confirmed on Edubuntu dvd amd64

Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

is there a way to put this back to triaged?

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

There is no bug here. If lubuntu/xubuntu/kubuntu etc. websites do not activate the URLs, the redirect by default takes people to www.ubuntu.com instead of a 404 error page.

For development release, this release notes is only activated at release time e.g. for 13.10 if would be on 17th of October 2013. Until then it is expected for release notes link to redirect / point at www.ubuntu.com instead.

Please stop reporting / linking this bug in the ISO tracker =) are there somewhere instructions to test this with wrong results listed for in-development releases?

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