Without internet connection, the installer shouldn't recommend the updates during installation, or third party software

Bug #651932 reported by Ara Pulido on 2010-09-30
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Release Notes for Ubuntu
Colin Watson
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Testing Maverick RC candidate images

On the first screen, the user is presented with a set of conditions to make the experience of the installation better.

It correctly detects the lack of Internet connection but, although it recognizes it, the checkboxes to install 3rd party software and software updates are still enabled.

Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: iso-testing
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

We won't fix this for Maverick now, but assigning to Evan to get it fixed for Oneiric.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Evan Dandrea (ev)
milestone: none → oneiric-alpha-1
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Won't Fix
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

(nor for Natty)

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
status: Won't Fix → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :


 * Even if no Internet access is available during installation, the desktop CD installer offers checkboxes to install third-party software and software updates. These options may not work properly without Internet access. (Bug:651932)

Changed in ubuntu-release-notes:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: New → Fix Released
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Since wifi drivers are on (at least some) images, a subset of this works fine with no Internet. For Oneiric, it may still be appropriate to offer this option when Internet is not available.

Scott: if you think the release notes need a bit of adjustment here, do
feel free to edit them in place on the wiki.

Evan (ev) wrote :

I've committed a partial fix for this to trunk. It disables the "Download updates while installing" checkbox when there is no Internet connection present. I was unable to do this for "Install this third-party software" because that also includes running jockey --auto, which doesn't require an Internet connection. So additional thinking will be required to determine how we handle that.

Perhaps showing different text that only mentions drivers when there's no Internet would do it.

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Colin Watson <email address hidden> wrote:

>Scott: if you think the release notes need a bit of adjustment here ...

The release note is fine. My comments are for the fix for Oneiric.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: oneiric-alpha-1 → ubuntu-11.10-beta-2
Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-09-23
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10-beta-2 → ubuntu-11.10
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Marking as Fix released.

Ubiquity now properly disables the "Download updates while installing" option when internet isn't available.

As for the third party software, this includes both the binary drivers and ubuntu-restricted-addons. The drivers are included on the CD so it still makes sense to give the option, the addons aren't and won't get installed without internet connectivity (but the installer deals with that properly => doesn't crash).

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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