console colors are not correctly applied

Bug #1576893 reported by Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre on 2016-04-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
console-setup (Ubuntu)
Medium
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
Xenial
Medium
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

[Impact]
Debconf prompts are incredibly ugly on virtual console; colors are off from the "official" aubergine background. This applies to Ubuntu specifically since other flavors may specify a different color scheme that may not be affected.

[Test case]
1) sudo dpkg-reconfigure debconf

[Regression potential]
None. This only applies to the display colors for a console, and only on a linux virtual console (ie. not a terminal).

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At least on Xenial and onwards, our color scheme for the VTs is not being applied, since setvtrgb is not getting run on boot (it's still only an upstart job).

Porting setvtrgb to a systemd unit makes the pretty colors appear, and I can get my debconf/newt prompts back with an aubergine background.

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)
Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Please *either* use an [Install] section and dh_systemd_enable *or* ship a static enablement symlink:

  +/lib/systemd/system/setvtrgb.service /lib/systemd/system/sysinit.target.wants/setvtrgb.service

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
description: updated

Hello Mathieu, or anyone else affected,

Accepted console-setup into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/console-setup/1.108ubuntu15.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Hello Mathieu, or anyone else affected,

Accepted console-setup into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/console-setup/1.108ubuntu15.2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

The purple is now auberginier.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package console-setup - 1.108ubuntu15.2

---------------
console-setup (1.108ubuntu15.2) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Reorganize and correct console-setup, keyboard-setup and setvtrgb along the
    lines of the logic in 16.04: (LP: #1591622, #1593156)
    - debian/console-setup-linux.setvtrgb.service: don't require being run
      before system-getty.slice.
    - debian/keyboard-configuration.links: both console-setup and
      keyboard-setup systemd units should be installed to sysinit.target rather
      than multi-user.
    - debian/keyboard-configuration.keyboard-setup.service: move loadkeys call
      at local-fs-pre.target and in this more suitable location.
    - debian/keyboard-configuration.console-setup.service: move to running
      after the screen, keyboard, and filesystems are ready and set up all of
      what may still need to be done to configure the virtual consoles
      appropriately: set a final keymap, font, etc.

console-setup (1.108ubuntu15.1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/console-setup-linux.setvtrgb.service: port the upstart job for
    applying our preferred color settings to a systemd unit so it gets run.
    This will fix debconf prompts on console being extra ugly. (LP: #1576893)
  * debian/console-setup-linux.links: enable our setvtrgb service in sysinit.
  * debian/keyboard-configuration.links: fix link source for console-setup
    service. (LP: #1572697)
  * debian/control: add dh-systemd to Build-Depends.
  * debian/keyboard-configuration.keyboard-setup.service: also enable
    keyboard-setup as a systemd service so we can have proper keymaps enabled
    in VTs. (LP: #1579267)
  * debian/keyboard-configuration.links: enable keyboard-setup service.

 -- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <email address hidden> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:41:19 +0300

Changed in console-setup (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for console-setup has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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