lb build fails to build netboot binaries

Bug #1184636 reported by Daniel Speichert on 2013-05-27
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
live-build (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 13.04
Release: 13.04
live-build: Installed: 3.0~a57-1ubuntu6

Log:
grid-controller# lb clean
grid-controller# lb config -b netboot --net-root-path "/srv/debian-live" --net-root-server "129.25.203.197" --distribution quantal
grid-controller# lb build
<cropped>
Setting up memtest86+ (4.20-1.1ubuntu2.1) ...
Setting up gfxboot (4.5.0-3) ...
Setting up gfxboot-theme-ubuntu (0.14.3) ...
Setting up syslinux-common (2:4.05+dfsg-6) ...
Setting up syslinux (2:4.05+dfsg-6) ...
Setting up syslinux-themes-ubuntu-oneiric (5) ...
cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/ubuntu-oneiric/pxelinux-live': No such file or directory
P: Begin unmounting filesystems...
P: Saving caches...
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done

The process fails because of that error: cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/syslinux/themes/ubuntu-oneiric/pxelinux-live': No such file or directory

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in live-build (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Its been 2 years since this was filed and Im still seeing this happen with Ubuntu 14.04. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

ubuntu does not use live-build for bootable images, only to create rootfs'es ...

bootability happens from the debian-cd wrapper that uses the rootfs created by live-build (netboot is even completely created by debian-cd from a debian-installer build) unless the complete infrastrucure ubuntu uses to build images gets changed to not use debian-cd for this step, i doubt there is big interest in adding such functionality to live-build ... (patches accepted as usual indeed)

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