task 'Ubuntu Desktop USB' doesn't install a working desktop environment

Bug #855580 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2011-09-21
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
High
Colin Watson
Oneiric
High
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Netboot i386|amd64 20110920

TEST CASE:
1. Boot a netboot image
2. On the task selection select 'Ubuntu Desktop USB' and proceed with the installation

Result
Only 500 packages or so are downloaded and installed and the resulting environment is not a Ubuntu Desktop

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: tasksel 2.88ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Sep 21 15:34:13 2011
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: tasksel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

content of /var/log/installer after installation.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

dpkg status after installation

tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in tasksel (Ubuntu Oneiric):
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.10
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2011-09-21
Changed in tasksel (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I suspect that the right fix for this is to add "Task-Seeds: desktop-common desktop" to the usb seed so that the ubuntu-usb task ends up with all the desktop packages duplicated into it. This will bloat the Packages file a bit, but it can't really be helped at the moment.

tags: added: rls-mgr-o-tracking
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2011-09-23
affects: tasksel (Ubuntu Oneiric) → ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu Oneiric)
Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu Oneiric):
milestone: ubuntu-11.10 → none
status: New → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This will be fixed after the next publisher run that has any non-trivial work to do:

lp_archive@cocoplum:~$ grep ^ubuntu-desktop/i386 /srv/launchpad.net/ubuntu-archive/ubuntu-misc/more-extra.override.oneiric.main
ubuntu-desktop/i386 Task ubuntu-desktop
ubuntu-desktop/i386 Task ubuntu-usb
ubuntu-desktop/i386 Task edubuntu-desktop
ubuntu-desktop/i386 Task edubuntu-usb
ubuntu-desktop/i386 Supported 18m

revno: 1929
fixes bug(s): https://launchpad.net/bugs/855580
committer: Colin Watson <email address hidden>
branch nick: ubuntu.oneiric
timestamp: Fri 2011-09-23 09:21:58 +0100
message:
  incorporate packages from desktop-common and desktop into usb task, so that selecting it alone will produce reasonable results (LP: #855580)

Changed in ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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