Wubi, Windows Ubuntu Installer

wubi 12.04.1 contains incorrect metalinks for xubuntu, kubuntu, etc.

Reported by bcbc on 2012-10-17
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Bug Description

The metalinks for wubi.exe (12.04.1) still point at 12.04 releases of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mythbuntu etc. The Kubuntu one is incorrect in another way that was also true in 12.04 wubi.exe (different bug 1004173), the lubuntu one is correct but won't work because 12.04.1 != 12.04 (different bug 1043607), but the error for Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Mythbuntu etc. fail with message: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO

See here for more info: http://askubuntu.com/q/189875/14916

Quote:
09-17 13:01 DEBUG CommonBackend: Could not find any ISO or CD, downloading one now 09-17 13:01 DEBUG TaskList: New task get_metalink
09-17 13:01 DEBUG TaskList: ### Running get_metalink...
09-17 13:01 DEBUG downloader: downloading
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/12.04/release/xubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.metalink

C:\ubuntu\install
09-17 13:01 ERROR CommonBackend: Cannot download metalink file
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/12.04/release/xubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.metalink
err=[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found 09-17 13:01 DEBUG downloader: downloading
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/daily-live/current/precise-desktop-amd64.metalink C:\ubuntu\install
09-17 13:01 ERROR CommonBackend: Cannot download metalink file2 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/daily-live/current/precise-desktop-amd64.metalink err=[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
09-17 13:01 DEBUG TaskList:

Finished get_metalink
09-17 13:01 ERROR TaskList: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO Traceback (most recent call last): File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in call
File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 595, in get_iso
File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 406, in download_iso
Exception: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO 09-17
13:01 DEBUG TaskList: # Cancelling tasklist 09-17 13:01 DEBUG
TaskList: # Finished tasklist 09-17 13:01 ERROR root: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO Traceback (most recent call last): File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 58, in run File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 132, in select_task File "\lib\wubi\application.py", line 158, in run_installer File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\tasklist.py", line 197, in call File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 595, in get_iso File "\lib\wubi\backends\common\backend.py", line 406, in download_iso Exception: Cannot download the metalink and therefore the ISO

bcbc (bcbc) wrote :

Workarounds for Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu.
Download the 12.04.1 desktop CD ISO into the same folder as Wubi.exe (12.04.1).
Disconnect from internet.
Run wubi.exe to install.
Reconnect to internet prior to rebooting.

Note: lubuntu requires a different workaround (see bug 1043607).
Note: this doesn't apply to release 12.10 due out soon, only 12.04.1.

description: updated
bcbc (bcbc) wrote :

PS I incorrectly included Lubuntu in the first line of the last post, and then (correctly) said that it requires a different workaround. Hope that doesn't cause too much confusion.

For lubuntu there is a different workaround - see bug 1043607

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2013-02-05
Changed in wubi:
status: New → Fix Committed
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