fails to clear /usr/sbin, breaks installs over 8.04

Bug #461698 reported by John on 2009-10-27
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-target (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Installer crashed:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 457, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 442, in main
    install(args[0], query=options.query)
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 245, in install
    ret =
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/", line 440, in run
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/", line 865, in progress_loop
    (ret, realtb))
RuntimeError: Install failed with exit code 1
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 2378, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 366, in run
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 768, in copy_all
    self.copy_file(sourcepath, targetpath, md5_check)
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 496, in copy_file
    targetfh = open(targetpath, 'wb')
IOError: [Errno 40] Too many levels of symbolic links: '/target/usr/sbin/cupsaccept'

John (jglabbee-gmail) wrote :
John (jglabbee-gmail) wrote :
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-10-27
affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → partman-target (Ubuntu)
Changed in partman-target (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
summary: - Installer crashed
+ fails to clear /usr/sbin, breaks installs over 8.04
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-target - 64ubuntu5

partman-target (64ubuntu5) karmic; urgency=low

  * Fix clearing of subdirectories of /usr and /var (LP: #461698).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:14:57 +0000

Changed in partman-target (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
tags: added: iso-testing
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