Doesn't work, /var/lib/ubuntu_dist_channel doesn't exist

Bug #615820 reported by Paul van Genderen
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canonical-census (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: canonical-census

There doesn't seem to be any package that provides /var/lib/ubuntu_dist_channel, but it simply exits if it doesn't exist. So, nothing happens. Tested on Ubuntu 10.04.

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Stephan Peijnik (speijnik) wrote :

I guess this is a non-issue as census is targeted at OEM installations (which will most likely contain the mentioned file). As far as I know at least.

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Stas Solovey (whats-up) wrote :

You can create this file yourself. But you need to know that it should contain.
Anybody can copy the contents of this file? I think it's a good idea to say "I am alive".

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QkiZ (qkiz) wrote :

For now census is for OEM installations of Ubuntu. If Canonical wants to acquire information from manual installations, they will be create census for them.

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Martin Šácha (sachy) wrote :

But this file isn't created neither on OEM installation. How package canonical-census knows how it is installed on OEM system? So, Canonical can be make example of this file.

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gaining (gaining7) wrote :


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frankster (wtfrank) wrote :

for what its worth, this is also checked in the default /etc/apport/crashdb.conf

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