bug in netinstall?

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 14 11:04:30 GMT 2005

On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 10:34:05AM +0100, Valentijn Sessink wrote:
> At Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 07:11:39PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > [...] netinstall [...] In the second stage of the installation [...]
> > > 'libesd-alsa0: Conflicts: libesd0 but 0.2.36-1ubuntu5 is to be installed.'
> > Yes, unfortunately there's a known bug in the 5.10 archive at the moment
> [...]
> > to support Kubuntu and Edubuntu netboot properly. However, there's no
> > sane way to get this fix into a 5.10 update.
> Ehrm, shouldn't it be sufficient to just put the pattern in an updated
> base-config package? Or would that be too invasive? (Breaking the archive is
> invasive, too ;)

No, because the base system (including base-config) is only installed
from breezy, not breezy-updates, so we'd have to change the released
breezy suite itself which is something we've never yet done for any

Even if that could be fixed somehow, kickseed (Kickstart compatibility)
has a similar problem, and it's not possible to fix that without doing a
full installer rebuild, finding everyone who's doing netboot installs of
Ubuntu, and persuading them to download new versions of it. This
includes some pretty large deployments.

> Another trick could be to add the string to pxelinux.cfg/default (Until the
> archive is fixed, off course)

Again that would require an installer rebuild and getting everyone to
download the new version; unfortunate but true. I can't think of any
workable alternative to reverting the Packages files.

> > If you want to work around this for the time being, try putting this
> > line in a preseed file:
> >   base-config base-config/package-selection string ~t^ubuntu-standard$|~t^ubuntu-desktop$
> I put the following in my pxelinux default file (minus the line breaks), and
> my laptop is installing file right now:

Great, good to hear it.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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