oem-config task selection doesn't work with debconf-using packages

Bug #337306 reported by Colin Watson on 2009-03-03
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
debconf (Ubuntu)
Medium
Colin Watson
Jaunty
Medium
Colin Watson
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Jaunty
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

oem-config doesn't invoke tasksel in such a way as to allow debconf-using packages to be installed successfully.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-03-03
Changed in oem-config:
assignee: nobody → cjwatson
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → jaunty-alpha-6
status: New → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-03-11
Changed in oem-config:
milestone: jaunty-alpha-6 → ubuntu-9.04-beta
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is actually a bit more significant than wishlist, since oem-config breaks if you select such a package. It turns out that the main bulk of the fix is in debconf.

However, there is one remaining piece, namely that oem-config's top-level debconf frontend is currently set to reshow all questions, but this causes e.g. mysql-server/root_password to be asked three times during installation of the LAMP server task. Fixing this can wait until after beta, not least because I'm not entirely sure how to do it correctly. I suspect I may have to bite my tongue and clear the seen flag on an explicit list of questions.

Changed in debconf (Ubuntu Jaunty):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → cjwatson
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-03-21
Changed in oem-config (Ubuntu Jaunty):
importance: Wishlist → Low
milestone: ubuntu-9.04-beta → ubuntu-9.04
Changed in debconf (Ubuntu Jaunty):
milestone: none → ubuntu-9.04-beta
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package debconf - 1.5.26ubuntu2

---------------
debconf (1.5.26ubuntu2) jaunty; urgency=low

  * debconf-apt-progress: If we didn't start the debconf frontend ourselves,
    then it's unlikely that the passthrough child will be able to start
    debconf normally, so tell it to use a pipe database in that case and
    rely on passthrough to save answers (LP: #337306).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 00:43:56 +0000

Changed in debconf:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Since fixing the multiple prompting problem appears to be rather intrusive, it doesn't look appropriate for a post-RC upload and there's no point for doing this as an SRU; so I think declining this for jaunty is the correct action.

Changed in oem-config (Ubuntu Jaunty):
milestone: ubuntu-9.04 → none
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-07-16
affects: oem-config (Ubuntu) → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-07-16
tags: added: oem-config
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-05-17
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Colin Watson (cjwatson) → nobody
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Jaunty):
assignee: Colin Watson (cjwatson) → nobody
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