ubi-setup-console crashes when non English language is selected in KDE front end

Bug #1810647 reported by Rik Mills on 2019-01-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

ubi-setup-console crashes when non English language is selected in KDE front end

ubi-console-setup failed with exit code 141. Further information may be found in /var/log/syslog. Do you want to try running this step again before continuing? If you do not, your installation may fail entirely or may be broken.

Tested with German, Polish, French, Russian so far.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.04
Package: ubiquity 19.04.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.18.0-11.12-generic 4.18.12
Uname: Linux 4.18.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu14
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.401
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Sun Jan 6 11:09:17 2019
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/kubuntu.seed boot=casper maybe-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd quiet splash --- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Kubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" - Alpha amd64 (20190106)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rik Mills (rikmills) on 2019-01-06
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
tags: added: rls-dd-incoming
Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :

In /usr/lib/ubiquity/console-setup/keyboard-configuration.postinst

# In d-i the config script is not executed automatically
if [ -f /var/lib/dpkg/info/keyboard-configuration.config ]; then
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/keyboard-configuration.config || exit $?

is exiting with code 141

Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :

In addition, if I downgrade ubiquity in Disco to 18.10.12 from cosmic, all seems to be well.

Looking at that further, if I just extract the generated kbdnames.gz from 18.10.12 package and use it to replace the one found in 19.04.1 and later, the error appears to go away and I can proceed to a successful install.

Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :

The solution in this old bug fixes the crash for me:


i.e. a no change rebuild of console-setup

Rik Mills (rikmills) on 2019-01-23
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Rik Mills (rikmills) wrote :

Regressed back to an unfixed stage by console-setup - 1.178ubuntu11

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Rik Mills (rikmills) on 2019-03-16
tags: added: releaseblocker
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity -

ubiquity ( disco; urgency=medium

  * Automatic update of included source packages: console-setup
    1.178ubuntu11, partman-basicmethods 69, partman-crypto 101ubuntu2,
    partman-jfs 56. (LP: #1810647, LP: #1817453)

 -- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <email address hidden> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:48:24 -0400

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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