Ticket #144 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

debathena-workstation can be installed without ubuntu-desktop

Reported by: geofft Owned by: broder
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: -- Keywords: proposed
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


If you install debathena-workstation from the PXE installer, and forget to select "Ubuntu desktop" in the tasksel list, then you get GDM because of debathena-gdm-config et al., and you get what appears to be a working graphical login, but you're missing stuff like ubuntu-artwork, fast-user-switch-applet, openoffice.org, xterm, etc.

The same bug probably exists if you install a nongraphical system and then install debathena-workstation, but this seems less likely.

We can fix this on Ubuntu by Recommending ubuntu-desktop | kubuntu-desktop | whateverelsebuntu-desktop. On Debian, those packages don't exist, so it will silently ignore the recommendation.

However, on Debian, the same bug probably exists, but "desktop" is merely a tasksel, not a metapackage. (On Ubuntu it's both.) Fixing this via a preinst that invokes tasksel is Evil; is there a better way to deal?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by broder

FWIW, -cluster currently recommends ubuntu-desktop; it seems reasonable to move this into workstation, even more so to move it into -managed (i.e. the new -workstation)

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Owner set to broder
  • Component set to --

Fixed in r23728 by moving ubuntu-desktop into login-graphical.

I'll plan to move to production on Tuesday.

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Keywords proposed added

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Just deployed to production

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