[SRU] Move to Canonical's GeoIP Service

Bug #1899854 reported by Simon Quigley on 2020-10-14
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Medium
Simon Quigley
Focal
Medium
Simon Quigley
Groovy
Medium
Simon Quigley

Bug Description

[Impact]

 * Lubuntu currently uses ipapi.co for GeoIP services.
 * ipapi.co is not controlled by us, and could become obsolete in the future.
 * Canonical already provides this service, so we should move to use this instead.

[Test Case]

 1. With a Lubuntu 20.04 LTS daily ISO, install the package from focal-proposed.
 2. Ensure that your current timezone is correctly identified and selected.

[Regression Potential]

 * Any underlying regressions to the XML library could affect this change.
 * If Canonical's GeoIP service goes down, the default location is New York. This provides a clear fallback.
 * Edge cases with Canonical's GeoIP service might occur, but should be addressed with the service itself and not our settings.

Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) on 2020-10-14
Changed in calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu Focal):
assignee: nobody → Simon Quigley (tsimonq2)
Changed in calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu Groovy):
assignee: nobody → Simon Quigley (tsimonq2)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu Focal):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Changed in calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu Groovy):
status: New → Fix Committed
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

The change is fine, but before I accept it just a quick question: in the groovy upload of this change the geoip service was changed also for ubuntustudio. Does this mean studio do not want this change in focal? Just asking as to avoid a double-upload for no reason.

Changed in calamares-settings-ubuntu (Ubuntu Focal):
status: In Progress → Incomplete

An upload of calamares-settings-ubuntu to focal-proposed has been rejected from the upload queue for the following reason: "Please see earlier bug comment and re-upload if everything seems fine.".

Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

Ubuntu Studio used the `ubiquity` installer in focal (not calamares).

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