“Vanilla GNOME desktop” task doesn't work

Bug #1725099 reported by DvoraKing
This bug affects 4 people
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tasksel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 17.10
Release: 17.10

$ apt-cache policy tasksel (and tasksel-data)
  Installed: 3.34ubuntu9
  Candidate: 3.34ubuntu9

Selecting the "Vanilla GNOME desktop" task during installation using Artful's mini.iso results in only about 80 additional packages being installed, compared to "Ubuntu desktop"'s 1000+. This results in little, if anything, more than a basic minimal install.

Attempting to install it via tasksel post-install makes no difference.

Running "tasksel --task-packages ubuntu-desktop" returns "ubuntu-desktop^", while running "tasksel --task-packages vanilla-gnome-desktop" returns nothing at all.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: tasksel-data 3.34ubuntu9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Oct 19 22:12:51 2017
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: tasksel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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DvoraKing (dvoraking) wrote :
DvoraKing (dvoraking)
description: updated
summary: - “Vanilla GNOME desktop” task results in incomplete install
+ “Vanilla GNOME desktop” task doesn't work
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in tasksel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Pietro Gagliardi (andlabs/pietro10) (andlabs) wrote :

Affects me with both the i386 and x86_64 netinstall images of 18.04 — the installation process completes unusually quickly, and upon rebooting, I get dropped to a terminal login. startx is not found.

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Pietro Gagliardi (andlabs/pietro10) (andlabs) wrote :

Update: sudo apt-get install vanilla-gnome-desktop does install everything. However, regardless of whether I also tasksel'd it, I do get an errors encountered while configuring for both vanilla-gnome-default-settings and vanilla-gnome-desktop; dpkg --audit says to dpkg --configure both to resolve it, and that seems to fix it...

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