Correct package to file bug against for the text installer

Tim Frost timfrost at
Mon Sep 12 10:16:50 UTC 2011

I have downloaded the ISO images for the ubuntu oneiric beta 1, and
burnt them to CDRW media.  Running the cdrom upgrade using a CD created
from the 64-bit alternate image gets errors, because of empty i386
packages files.  Is that a bug with the CD build, the cdromupgrade
program, with apt or with a back-end program?

The CD has Packages.gz and Release files listed in md5sums.txt for i386:
tim at zaphod:/media/cdrom0$ grep binary-i386 md5sum.txt 
4a4dd3598707603b3f76a2378a4504aa  ./dists/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz
3fb632ff62710f1a6c65bc62d17fb627  ./dists/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/Release
4a4dd3598707603b3f76a2378a4504aa  ./dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz
ced939df76ae303e4c00200c6d5f0db7  ./dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Release
tim at zaphod:/media/cdrom0/dists/oneiric$ gzip -l
main/binary-i386/Packages.gz restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz
         compressed        uncompressed  ratio uncompressed_name
                 20                   0   0.0% main/binary-i386/Packages
                 20                   0   0.0%
tim at zaphod:/media/cdrom0$ 

Note that the uncompressed size of both i386 Packages.gz files is zero.
MD5 checksums are all OK.
The CD is identified in .disk/info as 
	Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110901)

I successfully upgraded a server, using a CDRW written using the 64-bit
ubuntu server ISO.


Tim Frost <timfrost at>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 836 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
URL: <>

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list