"Format" partition edit option appears to keep reverting to "Keep"

Bug #1773610 reported by Scott Cowles Jacobs on 2018-05-27
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Bug Description

Lubuntu 18.10 Cosmic

In doing a manual install, I always format the '/' root partition, but leave all others alone.

Thus for all others, I kept the partition edit option at "Keep".

After changing the partition for '/' to "Format", I noticed that there was no display column for "Format?" as there is for gparted, to see at a glance which partitions were to be formatted.
Therefore, I went back and edited the partition, and found that the option was no longer "Format", but had reverted to "Keep".
I tried several times to change it to "Format", and each time it reverted to "Keep".

When I decided to go ahead with the install anyway, I was presented with a list of tasks to be effected, the first five (!) of which were "Format sdb_ as "/" (or some such wording).
I hope that it did not actually format the partition 5 times (but it did seem to take a while!).

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$ uname -a
Linux scott-Asus-M2N68-AM-Plus 4.15.0-22-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 16 12:15:17 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$lsb_release -dsc
Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish (development branch)
$echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
cosmic

$ apt-cache policy calamares
calamares:
  Installed: 3.2.0-1
  Candidate: 3.2.0-1
  Version table:
 *** 3.2.0-1 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ apt-cache policy partitionmanager
partitionmanager:
  Installed: 3.3.1-2
  Candidate: 3.3.1-2
  Version table:
 *** 3.3.1-2 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu cosmic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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As of the 2018-07-12 .iso,

( newer calamares 3.2.1-1 and
the same partitionmanager 3.3.1-2 )

the situation is the same.

[In case calamares-settings-lubuntu is involved,
the original version was 2, and the current = 7. ]

Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) on 2018-07-16
summary: - "Format" partiton edit option appears to keep reverting to "Keep"
+ "Format" partition edit option appears to keep reverting to "Keep"
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