Ubuntu Server expert mode: Software Select list contains 'Ubuntu Desktop USB'

Bug #869796 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2011-10-07
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tasksel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu Server 20111007

During an expert installation, the "Software Selection" list contains an item "Ubuntu Desktop USB".
No desktop task should be listed there on a server image.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: tasksel 2.88ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 7 09:59:04 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: tasksel
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-07-12 (86 days ago)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in tasksel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in tasksel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This is actually an issue with the seeds for Oneiric.

Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

This issue is still present in the netinst images in raring.

By chance I've found this bug.

Simos Xenitellis  (simosx) wrote :

This issue is still present on 13.04.

Anton Anikin (anton-anikin) wrote :

Is still present on 14.04

Jorrit Schippers (jorrit-ncode) wrote :

And still in netboot 14.04.

jimp (jimmy-basicmatrix) wrote :

Still present in netboot 15.04. There are two options: "Ubuntu desktop" and "Ubuntu desktop USB." What is the difference?

Markus Majer (mpathy) wrote :

And if you wonder - but if you looked at Ubuntu over the years, you probably may not anymore - yes, of course it is also still in Ubuntu 16.04 f... LTS!

The internet says that this is "..a bug that snuck into the seeds that were used to build ISO's for Ubuntu 11.10, presumably fairly late, as it was not caught in the fairly comprehensive beta ISO testing."

So that bug is there for whopping five years.
Or in other words: Three "LTS" releases.

Markus Majer (mpathy) wrote :

Btw its in the mini.iso, if there someone really looking but didnt find anything, and then not asked further questions.

People might think if they dont choose it they wont have USB support, so yes, its an important thing to fix.

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