Adding the kubuntu DVD as a repo is a disaster

Bug #112599 reported by Baka Tamás on 2007-05-05
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

OK, so I tried to add the DVD as a repository to my sources.list. (Anyway, there SHOULD be an option to do this automatically during installation of a DVD version, otherwise the DVD is useless and works the same way as the CD!!!!!)

I found somewhere this:

sudo apt-cdrom add

Well, it didn't work, as the kubuntu DVD mounted itself to: /media/Kubuntu 7.04 i386

This is stupid, made me work for 30 minutes till I found the right switches to apt-cdrom....

And when finally I succeeded in putting the DVD in sources.list and wanted to install something, apt didn't find the cd at / cdrom, as it was at /media/Kubuntu 7.04 i386 again.....

I had to manually remove the symlink /cdrom and remake the symlink to link to /media/Kubuntu 7.04 i386...

I guess I'll have to undo that later...


SOLUTION would be: if the DVD would be automatically mounted to the standard /media/cdrom0 or something. Please correct this and the DVD version would be way more useful...

Another good thing would be the option during install to add the DVD to soures.list

And finally if apt would automatically realize if the DVD is not mounted and would skip it and download the same packages from the internet....



Tamás Baka

Imre Toeroe (toro-embl) wrote :

I can confirm the same problem on Ubuntu 7.04. This makes the DVD completely nonsense.

Baka Tamás (bakatamas) wrote :

I found another curiosity today. I put a dvd that I burnt a while ago in the dvd drive and it was mounted to /media/new (news is the name of that dvd apparently). Of course I was searching for it at /media/cdrom...

What's wrong with the 7.04 edition? Can this "feature" be turned off? (please kill it)

Isn't bug #115536 (apt-cdrom add fails to mount the medium) related to this bug?

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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