kubuntu images falling behind in package versions on daily builds?

Evan Dandrea evand at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 11 14:21:09 GMT 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:31 AM, Jerone Young
<jerone.young at canonical.com> wrote:
> A user noticed the kubuntu is falling behind on package versions in
> daily builds. There is an observation showing kubuntu being a week
> behind in package versions for some packages vs the Ubuntu build?
> Is this a known thing?
> The reason I bring it up is that it effected testing on a bug, that
> kubuntu is still broken for since it has older package versions:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/oem-priority/+bug/282756

The live filesystem build often fails during the development cycle due
to uninstallable packages.  For instance, if you look on the page for
the Kubuntu 20090310 daily-live CD [1], you'll see that the manifest
file is several days older than the CDs themselves.  If you look at
the live filesystem build log [2], you'll see this is due to a bug in
the packagekit package.  Digging through the jaunty-changes archive,
you'll find that Steve has since fixed this [3]:

packagekit (0.3.14-0ubuntu4) jaunty; urgency=low

  * debian/packagekit.postinst: ignore errors from dbus-send, there's no
    requirement that dbus is even running at install time.

Sure enough, the Kubuntu 20080311 daily-live CD has an updated live filesystem.

Hope that helps,

1: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/daily-live/20090310/
2: http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/livefs-build-logs/jaunty/kubuntu/20090310/livecd-20090310-amd64.out
3: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2009-March/007089.html

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