d-i images (server, alternate) failed to install: no kernels found

Bug #924182 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Critical
Colin Watson
Precise
Fix Released
Critical
Colin Watson

Bug Description

server and alternate images (20120131) failed to install and stops with: "No installable kernel was found in the defined APT sources"

The following error appears in syslog:
 error: error while running apt-cdrom

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: debian-installer (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-11.19-generic 3.2.1
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jan 31 09:16:46 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron N4010
MemoryUsage:
 total used free shared buffers cached
 Mem: 2943228 2823028 120200 0 30596 758624
 -/+ buffers/cache: 2033808 909420
 Swap: 2928636 646164 2282472
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-11-generic root=UUID=d8966312-304d-4504-b854-5ec365ce6e20 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: debian-installer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 01/19/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A11
dmi.board.name: 021CN3
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A11
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A11
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA11:bd01/19/2011:svnDellInc.:pnInspironN4010:pvrA11:rvnDellInc.:rn021CN3:rvrA11:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA11:
dmi.product.name: Inspiron N4010
dmi.product.version: A11
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
tags: added: iso-testing qa-daily-testing
Colin Watson (cjwatson)
affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu Precise) → base-installer (Ubuntu Precise)
Changed in base-installer (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → precise-alpha-2
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Using CD-ROM mount point /media/cdrom/
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Identifying..
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: [b29bfe9560322304caaa60be95810b4c-2]
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Scanning disc for index files..
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Found 2 package indexes, 0 source indexes, 0 translation indexes and 1 signatures
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Found label 'Ubuntu-Server 12.04 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Alpha i386 (20120131)'
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: This disc is called:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: 'Ubuntu-Server 12.04 LTS _Precise Pangolin_ - Alpha i386 (20120131)'
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Copying package lists...
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: gpgv:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Signature made Tue Jan 31 06:41:50 2012 UTC using DSA key ID FBB75451
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: gpgv:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Good signature from "Ubuntu CD Image Automatic Signing Key <email address hidden>"
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: W
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: :
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Skipping nonexistent file /media/cdrom/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: W
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: :
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Skipping nonexistent file /media/cdrom/dists/precise/main/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: W
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: :
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Skipping nonexistent file /media/cdrom/dists/precise/restricted/binary-i386/Packages
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: W
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: :
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Skipping nonexistent file /media/cdrom/dists/precise/restricted/debian-installer/binary-i386/Packages
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: E
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: :
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Could not open file /media/cdrom/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages - open (2: No such file or directory)
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: E
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: :
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: Unable to determine the file size - fstat (9: Bad file descriptor)
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer:
Jan 31 07:03:40 base-installer: error: error while running apt-cdrom

affects: base-installer (Ubuntu Precise) → apt (Ubuntu Precise)
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

fstat shows that it tried to stat -1, the result of opening /media/cdrom/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages which doesn't exist. (/media/cdrom/dists/precise/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz does exist.)

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I think it should be using FileFd::Auto rather than FileFd::Extension. Testing.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apt - 0.8.16~exp12ubuntu3

---------------
apt (0.8.16~exp12ubuntu3) precise; urgency=low

  * Fix IndexCopy::CopyPackages and TranslationsCopy::CopyTranslations to
    handle compressed files again (LP: #924182).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:19:46 +0000

Changed in apt (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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