[Bug 940719] Re: The installer crashed

Launchpad Bug Tracker 940719 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Sep 11 17:02:44 UTC 2012

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

** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  The installer crashed

Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Whilst installing 32-bit Linux Mint 11 from a 700 MB CD burned from a
  downloaded ISO file:

  Linux File System  (e.g. directories with names like /usr and so on)  *appears* to have installed despite the error reported below, which might (I hope) only have affected eye-candy...
  "We're sorry; the installer crashed. Please file a new bug report ... yada yada yada"

  In /usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtk_ui.py at Line 786 in 
  poke_screensaver gobject.SPAWN_STDERR_TO_DEV_NULL))
  GError: Failed to fork (Cannot allocate memory)

  Relevant code extract:

   env = ['LC_ALL=C']
          for key, value in os.environ.iteritems():
              if key != 'LC_ALL':
                  env.append('%s=%s' % (key, value))
          gobject.spawn_async(command, envp=env,
                              flags=(gobject.SPAWN_SEARCH_PATH |
                                     gobject.SPAWN_STDOUT_TO_DEV_NULL |
          return True

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