[Bug 1579457] Re: ubiquity must NOT format a valid SWAP partition on manual partitioning

Phillip Susi psusi at ubuntu.com
Mon May 9 14:47:00 UTC 2016

It has code to preserve the UUID, but not the LABEL.

** Package changed: ubiquity (Ubuntu) => partman-basicfilesystems (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: partman-basicfilesystems (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: partman-basicfilesystems (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

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  ubiquity must NOT format a valid SWAP partition on manual partitioning

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Bug description:
  On manual partitioning, ubiquity systematically formats the SWAP
  partition, even if this SWAP partition is perfectly valid.

  For the SWAP partition, this unnecessary formatting modifies its
  filesystem UUID and blanks its filesystem LABEL.

  This BREAKS COMPATIBILITY with other distribution(s) installed on the
  same machine, whose '/etc/fstab' reference the SWAP partition by UUID
  or LABEL.

  If fact, ubiquity must NOT format a valid SWAP partition.

  This issue is :
  -  similar to the 3rd item (left uncorrected) of bug #83166
  -  related to bug #533618

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