[Bug 1576279] Re: tasksel --task-packages does not list packages in task

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1576279 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon May 30 23:11:49 UTC 2016

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

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

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  tasksel --task-packages does not list packages in task

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Bug description:
  On a fresh installed Unbuntu 16.04 LTS amd64 Server system the application tasksel is not working properly.
  Normally the following command sould list all the packages installed when choosing the task server:

  tasksel --task-packages server

  however on different installs of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server amd64 this
  commandline only produces the following output:

  ~$ sudo tasksel --task-packages server

  Comparing straces from an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64 server and an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS amd64 server shows, that the applications seems to be doing it's job and searches for the relevant packages but the difference is the output.
  It might be worth mentioning the the 'broken' tasksel on 16.04 still exists with 0 as if everything is ok.

  ~$ lsb_release -rd
  Description:	Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  Release:	16.04

  ~$ dpkg -l tasksel
  | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
  |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
  ||/ Name                          Version             Architecture        Description
  ii  tasksel                       3.34ubuntu3         all                 tool for selecting tasks for installation on Debian systems

  ~$ apt-cache show tasksel
  Package: tasksel
  Priority: optional
  Section: admin
  Installed-Size: 244
  Maintainer: Ubuntu Installer Team <ubuntu-installer at lists.ubuntu.com>
  Original-Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot at lists.debian.org>
  Architecture: all
  Version: 3.34ubuntu3
  Depends: debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0, liblocale-gettext-perl, apt, tasksel-data, perl-base (>= 5.14.0-1)
  Pre-Depends: debconf (>= 1.5.34) | cdebconf (>= 0.106)
  Conflicts: base-config (<< 2.32), debconf (<< 1.4.27)
  Filename: pool/main/t/tasksel/tasksel_3.34ubuntu3_all.deb
  Size: 32524
  MD5sum: 05c0b76cba96994749089b55e3708069
  SHA1: fbb72d7ef405c7af55f7650189d66586b643ae55
  SHA256: f32056ce191459a7d88130fcb7913b3cacf6f9e96a4107a859b36828b5948c04
  Description-en: tool for selecting tasks for installation on Debian systems
   This package provides 'tasksel', a simple interface for users who
   want to configure their system to perform a specific task.
  Description-md5: cbbb747708986d11ea77c80b9b038fec
  Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
  Origin: Ubuntu
  Supported: 5y
  Task: ubuntustudio-audio

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