[Bug 497258] Re: vmbuilder fails when adding package 'ubuntu-desktop'

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Tue Feb 2 13:36:28 UTC 2010

it's likely binfmt-support for mono-handled binaries.  Either it's
needed to run some binaries during installation, in which case vmbuilder
should handle binfmt-support specially by stopping it after installation
of packages, or it's not really needed and vmbuilder can just avoid it
from starting.

mono-runtime just does "update-binfmts --import cli" so I'm a bit surprized that this would actually enable the module in the kernel, it's more likely "invoke-rc.d binfmt-support" start loading them from binfmt-support.postinst, but I thought vmbuilder disabled invoke-rc.d services:
    def prevent_daemons_starting(self):
        os.chmod(self.install_from_template('/usr/sbin/policy-rc.d', 'nostart-policy-rc.d'), 0755)

Could you run vmbuilder in debug mode to see that this occurs after
"Preventing daemons from starting" and before "Unpreventing daemons from

vmbuilder fails when adding package 'ubuntu-desktop'
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