Please apply security updates during Ubuntu install

Bug #1802337 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2018-11-08
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Please have the installer apply security updates as part of the install. That way the system will be more secure from first boot.

Other Info
For years I interpreted the "Download updates while installing" checkbox to be intended to actually download all the updates and install all of them before finishing the install. (Instead, it does precisely what it says: downloads updates — without installing them. And it will only download updates until the install finishes — even if the install finishes before all updates have been installed.) I am not the only one to have been confused.

One reason it doesn't work that way though is because this can significantly lengthen the time needed to complete an install especially if using an original ".0" ISO for an LTS that has been out for several months or years.

I think the tradeoff may be worth it for the security updates. If not, I guess you could add yet another checkbox for "Install security updates now". And if you add that, you may want to add another one for "Install other updates now".

See LP: #1802340 which proposes that we also update gnome-initial-setup during the Ubuntu install.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-11-08
description: updated
summary: - Please apply security updates during install
+ Please apply security updates during Ubuntu install
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

I’ve been misled by that option for all these years.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: rls-dd-incoming
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-12-10
description: updated
Tom Reynolds (tomreyn) wrote :

See also #1798992

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