ubuntu server install should install cron

Bug #31032 reported by James Andrewartha on 2006-02-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)

Bug Description

ubuntu-minimal does not depend on cron, so when doing a server install cron is not installed by default, which it should be as it is an essential part of any unix system.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

ubuntu-standard depends on cron, so it certainly should be installed during server installs. Perhaps you can provide an installer log?

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

I suspect you used the "server" option on the ordinary install CD, rather than the dedicated ubuntu-server CD?

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
assignee: nobody → keybuk
status: Needs Info → Rejected
James Andrewartha (trs80) wrote :

Yes, that is what I did. Is ubuntu-server going to be merged into the main CD for dapper?

No; it's a separate product, shipping a different default set of software.

No, ubuntu-server has been separated out into a different CD.


This CD will install cron.

James Andrewartha (trs80) wrote :

Could then the name for minimal installation on the normal CD be changed to something else, to avoid confusion?

There's already a bug open about that.

James Andrewartha (trs80) wrote :

Actually, fwiw, I recall that I did this installation via netboot as the machine didn't come with a cd drive. Would it be possible to combine the ubuntu and ubuntu-server minmal netboot images so that selecting server when netbooting does something sane?

James Andrewartha (trs80) wrote :

I just did a dapper server install using netboot. pxelinux.cfg/default has a server option with most of the stuff from the server CD's preseed, so ubuntu-standard (and cron) does get installed ok.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: Rejected → Fix Released
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