No "Prepare for shipping ..." option after OEM install from D-I

Bug #987050 reported by Scott Kitterman on 2012-04-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson
Colin Watson

Bug Description

oem-config-slideshow-ubuntu is always installed by ubiquity even when it doesn't exist on the media, preventing oem-config-* from being installed.

[test case]
1) Use the Kubuntu installation media
2) Install in OEM mode
3) Post-install check that oem-config-kde is installed and that oem-config-slideshow-ubuntu is NOT installed

[regression potential]
None that I can see. It could regress a system using a non-gtk frontend and require oem-config-slideshow-ubuntu but we don't have any media with that configuration.

Test case with

The install goes fine, but after reboot, no prepare for shipping icon available.

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
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Can't reproduce on Ubuntu Alternate i386, looks like it's Kubuntu specific.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

A workaround would be to add oem-config-slideshow-ubuntu to the ship seed, if you have room - it's a bit north of 700KB and isn't actually used for the KDE frontend, so it's a bit of a waste, but the alternative is a ubiquity upload which is a bit of a pain at this point in the release.

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I worked around this for 12.04 with a seed change.

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Medium due to workaround.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04.1
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 2.11.0

ubiquity (2.11.0) quantal; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Install oem-config-slideshow-ubuntu in a separate pass from
    oem-config-$frontend and ubiquity-frontend-$frontend, since it may be
    missing from images; and only do this for the GTK frontend in any case,
    since other frontends don't currently use the slideshow (LP: #987050).
  * Re-enable alpha warning for quantal.
  * Upgrade to debhelper 9 for improved handling of compiler flags. Make
    sure that /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/ stays where it's supposed to be
    despite changes in the default libdir for multiarch.
  * Port to Python 3:
    - Use Python 3-style print functions.
    - Use "except Exception as e" syntax rather than the old-style "except
      Exception, e".
    - Use reduce from functools rather than relying on the builtin.
    - Use list comprehensions rather than filter or map.
    - Use open() rather than file().
    - Import configparser rather than ConfigParser if available.
    - Use input() rather than raw_input() when running under Python 3.
    - Use set comprehensions.
    - Import quote from urllib.parse rather than urllib if available.
    - Use new-style octal literals.
    - Use rather than test.test_support if available.
    - Add --python2 and --python3 options to tests/run to force running the
      tests under Python 2 or 3 respectively.
    - Handle renaming of __builtin__ to builtins in Python 3.
    - Only pass unicode=1 to gettext.install in Python 2.
    - Port ubiquity.auto_update to python-apt 0.8 progress classes.
    - Use Python 3 names for itertools.izip and itertools.izip_longest if
    - Use helpers from the six module to deal with some bytes/unicode
    - As a general rule, open subprocesses with universal_newlines=True when
      expecting to read text from them. This has no effect on Python 2
      (aside from \r\n conversion and the like, which is mostly a no-op for
      us), but causes Python 3 to read str rather than bytes. The
      exceptions at the moment are: debconf-copydb subprocesses, which
      return mixed-encoding data that needs to be handled specially; and
      when feeding the output of a subprocess to hashlib.
    - Use six.reraise rather than the three-argument form of raise.
    - Adjust test_filteredcommand for Python 3 text handling.
    - Fix test_ubi_partman.question_has_variables to handle templates files
      as binary data, since they're mixed-encoding.
    - Cope with assertItemsEqual/assertCountEqual naming difference between
      Python 2.7 and 3.2.
    - Rearrange ubiquity.i18n.get_translations to treat debconf-copydb
      output as binary data and do field-dependent decoding.
    - Adjust test_misc and test_upower to cope with file type changes in
      Python 3.
    - Use xml.etree.cElementTree instead of libxml2; it's faster, has a
      smaller footprint by virtue of being built into the standard library,
      arguably easier to read, and works with Python 3.
    - Fix a slew of file handle leaks, including making much more liberal
      use of context managers.


Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
description: updated

Hello Scott, or anyone else affected,

Accepted ubiquity into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

OEM install worked and no oem-config-slideshow installed post-install, marking this a pass.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 2.10.19

ubiquity (2.10.19) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * Automatic update of included source packages: base-installer
    1.122ubuntu7.1, debian-installer-utils 1.88ubuntu2.1, flash-kernel
    2.28ubuntu42.2. (one-time update from precise-proposed) (LP: #1021293)
 -- Stephane Graber <email address hidden> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:36:51 -0400

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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