unusable on non-x86 architectures

Bug #776673 reported by Mitsch on 2011-05-03
16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
usb-creator (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

Wrong dependancy: I want to install usb-creator-gtk on Ubuntu Natty with aptitude, but I can't. usb-creator-gtk depends on usb-creator-common which depends on syslinux. syslinux is not a package in Natty anymore. It's replacement syslinux-common would probably do it.
I guess this is not only an issue for powerpc…

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: usb-creator-common (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-9.43-powerpc 2.6.38.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-9-powerpc ppc
Architecture: powerpc
Date: Tue May 3 21:57:08 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release powerpc (20101008)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=de_DE:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: usb-creator
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-29 (4 days ago)

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

No, we actually invoke the syslinux program, so syslinux-common is not enough.

I'm going to make usb-creator-* unavailable on non-x86 architectures, rather than merely uninstallable. Obviously this isn't a real fix if you actually want to use the package on something other than amd64 or i386, but a real fix is hard.

However, with Ubuntu 11.10 and later, you can simply write Ubuntu ISO images directly (e.g. using dd) to a USB stick and they should work. You can't enable persistent storage this way, but nevertheless this should be enough for many people.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2011-11-07
summary: - usb-creator-common depends on syslinux, not syslinux-common
+ unusable on non-x86 architectures
Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: armel
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers