does not suggest to upgrade if 12.04 is on USB

Bug #986686 reported by Fabio Marconi on 2012-04-21
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Hello
In a fully updated Oneiric insert a usb key with 12.04 created with usb-creator.

-Expected that it notice that the upgrade volume is inserted and ask what to do as happens with the DVD

-instead nothing happens, just mount the volume and no more

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: update-manager 1:0.152.25.8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-17.30-generic 3.0.22
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Apr 21 22:38:50 2012
InstallationMedia: Edubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
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/986686

tags: added: iso-testing
summary: - don't suggest to upgrade if 12.04 is on USb
+ does not suggest to upgrade if 12.04 is on USB
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium

This has nothing to do with a USB stick. It is because of the content of the CD/DVD/USB.

the bug is in the update-notifier data/apt-cdrom-check script
* it works with the DVD
* it works with ubuntu-11.10-alternate-amd64.iso
* it doesn't wok with ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso

that is because the script returns 0 because there is no ./cdromupgrade file and not ./ubuntu directory on the normal ubutnu disk.

Of course the script is easy to fix, to return another value on such a CD, but I think without a ./cdromupgrade file, an upgrade from CD/USB stick is not possible.

I think this cannot be fixed? Or current Ubuntu CDs have these files? Maybe one of the developers can give advice.

affects: update-manager (Ubuntu) → update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

> * it doesn't work with ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso

> that is because the script returns 0 because there is no ./cdromupgrade
> file and not ./ubuntu directory on the normal ubuntu disk.

Correct. Upgrading from desktop images is not supported; only upgrading from alternate CDs.

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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