SRU justification :
Without this fix, unattended installation using preseed/kickstart files for 10.04.4 fails with a red screen and the message "Packages was corrupt"
Impossible to preform unattended preseed installation in 10.04.4
Backport and adapt the upstream debian fix in the following commit :
Test Case :
1) Build new debootstrap-udeb_1.0.20ubuntu1.5_all.udeb package with the fix
2) Make a local copy of the 10.04.4 alternate cd
3) Use instructions in the following Wiki entry to rebuild the local archive with the modified .udeb package
4) Use PXE installation with the rebuilt local archive to verify that the new .udeb does a complete installation without the "Packages was corrupt" message
This could only potentially affect netinst installation as no new .iso file will be created for Lucid. Moreover, this fix is already implemented in 12.04 LTS which runs debootstrap 1.0.39
Description of the problem :
Doing unattended kickstart-installation and during install I get a red screen with "Warning: http://..../ubuntu/dists/precise/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages was corrupt."
I have to click "Continue" to go on.
The file in question (Packages.gz) is only 20 bytes bit, same file on ubuntu-12.04-desktop is a couple of kilobytes, that looks more reasonable. "zcat Packages" reports no problem though. It looks like an empty .gz-file.
There is nothing problem with my download. My downloaded iso has md5 9fcc322536575dda5879c279f0b142d7 just as it shold be.
Either there is a problem with Packages.gz that should have some content, or it is a problem with the installer that detects an empty .gz-file as "corrupt". Anyways - it's a bug.