"proposed" is enabled by default on bionic server-live amd64 daily images

Bug #1803338 reported by Tom Reynolds on 2018-11-14
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
subiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

'proposed' is enabled by default on bionic server-live amd64 daily images via /etc/apt/sources.list.d/proposed.list. This is unexpected.

These images were downloaded at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/bionic/daily-live/current/bionic-live-server-amd64.iso
I tested two copies:
Nov 12, 2018, sha256sum af59b87edf6ef02d230d94b87312c0255dead3bda399588cba44d83a0bda1180
Nov 14, 2018, sha256sum 403059a8fd19da81b1561970f859cf92aa74950ed91a809ae27d89cb4df3379e
(Attached logs, if any, refer to the latter.)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: subiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-39.42-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-39-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Nov 14 11:42:52 2018
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: subiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Tom Reynolds (tomreyn) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in subiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

root@sbqt:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/proposed.list
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-proposed main

Changed in subiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

The booted installer has /etc/apt/sources.list.d/proposed.list already

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Why are you using a development image used for validating SRUs? This image is specifically built and tested to ensure that SRUs between point-releases, do not regress the installer media and it's not meant for production or general use. This has never been the case.

To install Ubuntu please use https://www.ubuntu.com/download which eventually points at latest Bionic point release from http://releases.ubuntu.com/bionic/

`daily` are not releases, and they are not validated, tested, and may not contain what you expect, and do break things.

Please be responsible and used released media only.

Changed in subiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

I don't know why the reporter was using a daily image of an lts stable release, but I would use it if I wanted to save time applying updates, just the same way I use the "daily" stream for other sources of installation like lxd or maas. To find proposed enabled on the installed system was unexpected to me.

Tom Reynolds (tomreyn) wrote :

Hi Dimitri,
I'm not 'validating SRUs' per se, I just use the daily builds (I am aware these are unsupported, I was not aware these can come with non release configurations) to overcome some of the (sometime serious) issues the released 18.04.1 server-live installer has, some of which have thankfully since been fixed (but others remain).

If you are saying that the daily images are expected to break and no bugs should be reported about them then I guess it would help to just add a README file saying so to the directory they're placed in, or to add a note to the already existing HTML header + footer at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/bionic/daily-live/current/ (which so far does not mention that they're likely to be broken at all).

Thank you.
  -- Tom

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