[Bug 1512347] Re: invalid sources.list generated from reading apt-setup/local0/repository

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1512347 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed May 25 12:32:21 UTC 2016

This bug was fixed in the package base-installer - 1.158ubuntu2.1

base-installer (1.158ubuntu2.1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Tolerate omission of leading "deb " in apt-setup/local0/repository
    (based on patch by Lars Kollstedt; LP: #1512347).

 -- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <cyphermox at ubuntu.com>  Wed, 04 May 2016
09:14:44 -0500

** Changed in: base-installer (Ubuntu Xenial)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  invalid sources.list generated from reading apt-

Status in base-installer package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in base-installer source package in Xenial:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Server users installing with a preseeded local repository.

  [Test case]
  Preseed "apt-setup/local0/repository" for a server install.
  The installation process should complete normally, and the local repository should be enabled on the installed system.

  [Regression Potential]
  This adds support for handling local repositories and configuring them in preseed without adding the "deb" prefix to specify the type of source entry. There is no likely regression type except that of enabling local repositories on installs where the preseed is present and currently seen as invalid by base-installer where the issue was not noticed by systems administrators.


  it looks like configure_apt from library.sh will add the contents of apt-setup/local0/repository verbatim to the sources file. This works only if the repository is prefixed with "deb ", which for apt-setup is optional. Not using a repository prefixed with "deb" will result in an invalid sources.list file. See also https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T94177 and https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/250380

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