Calamares fails after external command (cannot remove non-existing file) in Lubuntu Cosmic

Bug #1780977 reported by sudodus on 2018-07-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This time I tried after selecting Swedish time zone (and language). Calamares failed.

External command finished with errors.
Command rm /tmp/calamares-root-dhepyboh/home/*/calamares.desktop finished with exit code 1. Output: rm: cannot remove '/tmp/calamares-root-dhepyboh/home/*/calamares.desktop': No such file or directory

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: calamares 3.2.1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-23.25-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.394
CurrentDesktop: LXQt
Date: Tue Jul 10 15:29:51 2018
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Alpha amd64 (20180710)
SourcePackage: calamares
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :
sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :
sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

When booting into my Toshiba laptop from 2013 with Intel i5 (generation 3),

and using the default location (New York and US English), the following error occurred, unlike what happened with the same selected dialogue in Calamares in a computer from 2008 with an Athlon CPU,

Compare bug #1780984

See the attached screenshot of the error window.

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

The test in comment #3 was done in BIOS mode ('CSM' selected).

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

Testing almost the same as in comment #3 (in the Toshiba laptop) but

- in UEFI mode (not secure boot)

- 'Erase disk' (to check with an MSDOS partition table, if Calamares can create an EFI system partition etc). It 'says' that it will create a GPT, an ESP and a root partition ...

This failed with an output similar to bug #1780875.

See the attached screenshot of the error window.

I have reported this as the separate bug #1781015

Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :
Changed in calamares (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → Simon Quigley (tsimonq2)
affects: calamares (Ubuntu) → calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Changed in calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
assignee: Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) → nobody
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package calamares-settings-ubuntu - 5

calamares-settings-ubuntu (5) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * Add translations support for the desktop file and the installer slideshow.
  * Increase the timeout for the shellprocess commands (LP: #1781015).
  * Remove the rm line of the shellprocess command (LP: #1780977).

 -- Simon Quigley <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:17:43 -0500

Changed in calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

I can confirm that this bug is fixed :-)

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