Preseeded mini.iso fails to install grub
kevin.worth at hp.com
Mon Nov 12 19:14:28 GMT 2007
Thanks! Definitely not something I would have caught on my own... Yeah we're using debian-helper-scripts just for the "service" command to please redhat-accustomed people, (which seems kind of pointless to me when /etc/init.d scripts work fine), but I can just drop it in preseed/late_command.
From: Colin Watson [mailto:cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:06 AM
To: Worth, Kevin
Cc: ubuntu-installer at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: Preseeded mini.iso fails to install grub
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 06:35:35PM +0000, Worth, Kevin wrote:
Nov 9 03:41:16 in-target: Setting up debian-helper-scripts (0.10ubuntu1) ...
Nov 9 03:41:17 in-target: create symbolic link `/etc/apt/sources.list' to `/etc/apt/sources.list.default'
The problem is that this package creates the symbolic link using an absolute rather than a relative path. apt-install then tries to test whether /target/etc/apt/sources.list is a file, but fails because /etc/apt/sources.list.default doesn't exist in the installer environment.
I suggest that you skip installing this package, or perhaps install it in preseed/late_command instead if you can't live without it.
I've adjusted apt-install upstream to cope with this, but of course that fix won't land until Ubuntu 8.04 now.
Colin Watson [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]
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