weird color change during oem-config debconf package removal step in serial installs

Bug #747229 reported by Oliver Grawert on 2011-04-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Release Notes for Ubuntu
Undecided
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Natty
Medium
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Oneiric
Medium
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Precise
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

doing a serial install with the headless omap4 image via screen, i get proper coloring during all oem-config steps. once the package removal occurs, the UI color changes to some unreadable combination.

Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Natty):
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04
Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :
tags: added: iso-testing
affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu Natty) → debian-installer (Ubuntu Natty)
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → Triaged
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Oliver,

Can you reproduce this behavior if you add the kernel command line parameter FRONTEND_BACKGROUND=legacy? Could you screenshot the same two screens with this config parameter?

Thanks!
:-Dustin

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

setting that variable doesnt change a thing, even setting it to "dark" or "original" as suggested on IRC doesnt change from the violet theme.

according to colin oem-config-debconf uses debconf instead of cdebconf which may have an influence here.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This clearly has nothing to do with debian-installer - oem-config is part of the ubiquity source package, and the part at issue here doesn't run in the context of d-i. Reverting the reassignment.

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu Natty) → ubiquity (Ubuntu Natty)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Natty):
milestone: ubuntu-11.04 → natty-updates
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: ubuntu-11.04 → none
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for ubiquity (Ubuntu Oneiric) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Oliver Grawert (ogra) on 2011-06-28
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10
status: Expired → New
Oliver Grawert (ogra) on 2011-06-28
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
milestone: natty-updates → none
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Won't Fix
milestone: ubuntu-11.10 → none
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10 → none
Tobin Davis (gruemaster) wrote :

This may actually be a bug in debconf-apt-progress. Will test to see.

Tobin Davis (gruemaster) on 2012-02-24
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Confirmed
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:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/747229

tags: added: precise
Tobin Davis (gruemaster) wrote :

Thought I had posted my test notes, guess not.

Here is what I have done so far:
Used a daily image from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-server/daily-preinstalled. Ran through entire config process. Observed color change at oem-config-remove step.
Logged in and installed the necessary oem-config packages that get removed after configuring.
Manually ran oem-config-remove (shell wrapper step), observed correct colors during oem-config-remove process.

I then started looking through the code, but got lost very quickly (shell wrapper for python wrapper for other wrappers....).

The color change is somewhere between oem-config-debconf and oem-config-remove steps. Not sure where (someone that knows the code could probably find it easily).

Still valid, encounter on today's daily image. Its extremely disconcerting though to say the least, so it would be nice if it could be fixed for precise release.

This should be release noted however, so its expected. Adding release notes.

Changed in ubuntu-release-notes:
status: New → Confirmed
Pete Graner (pgraner) on 2012-04-26
Changed in ubuntu-release-notes:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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