[Bug 919356] Re: Default hostname needed for PowerPC
cjwatson at canonical.com
Thu Jan 26 01:27:28 UTC 2012
I believe I've fixed this for real now - my test netboot installer image
certainly behaves much more sensibly - but I'd appreciate testing.
Please note that, although this bug will be closed when I upload the new
choose-mirror package, test images won't be available until after the
next debian-installer and ubiquity uploads (for netboot/alternate/server
and desktop install types respectively). These happen pretty frequently
so it should be possible to test something within the next few days.
** Changed in: choose-mirror (Ubuntu)
Status: In Progress => Fix Committed
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Default hostname needed for PowerPC
Status in “choose-mirror” package in Ubuntu:
This has been raised before, notably in this bug
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/756719 , but
the fix released appears not to have solved the problem. From the
comments made in that bug, the problem is still in the alpha version
There have been a number of PowerPC bugs raised against the Ubiquity
package, such as,
These are against 11.10 and 12.04.
All the bugs share a similar problem:
The relevant log lines from UbiquitySyslog.txt, are:
Nov 5 12:40:45 ubuntu choose-mirror: DEBUG: command: wget -q http://mirror/ubuntu-ports//dists/precise/Release -O - | grep -E '^(Suite|Codename):'
Nov 5 12:40:45 ubuntu choose-mirror: WARNING **: mirror does not support the specified release (precise)]
From looking at the code of choose-mirror where these debug lines are
outputted, it appears the hostname is set to "mirror". It should be
set to "ports.ubuntu.com" I think.
Poking around a bit, I've been trying to figure out where this comes
from. A lot of the code relating to the debian-installer I don't
understand I'm afraid. My best guess is the problem lies in the file:
I think the hostname part of it should be ammened to something like
A similar alteration can be made to the file: choose-mirror-
From reading the Apple forum today it appears the alternate CD is also
still affected by the problem:
I don't know if it is significant, but all the bug reports are from
people outside the UK. A UK user a few days ago said they did not get
a mirror error with the 12.04 live CD, but the live/desktop installer
did freeze on them.
Anyway, I hope this helps! Thanks for taking the time to read this!
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