Cannot add the install CDROM to apt sources

Bug #948937 reported by blue balls on 2012-03-07
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Bug Description

  Trying to add the installation CDROM to apt-sources failed with the following error message:

# apt-cdrom add -d /media/TMP_Mount1

Using CD-ROM mount point /media/cdrom/
Identifying.. [f786c25bd8e5422d38fa6adc60888f06-2]
Scanning disc for index files..
Found 0 package indexes, 0 source indexes, 0 translation indexes and 0 signatures
W: Failed to mount '/dev/sr0' to '/media/cdrom/'
E: Unable to locate any package files, perhaps this is not a Debian Disc or the wrong architecture?

  The CDROM is the alternate install CDROM for Kubuntu 11.10.
  It was written to a USB key (partition /dev/sdf1) with Unetbootin and it was mounted manually to /media/TMP_Mount1

  Why does apt tries to mount /dev/sr0 ? Why does it ignore the path I gave it with the option "-d" ?

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-22
affects: apport (Ubuntu) → apt (Ubuntu)
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