[Live-demo] Please help: Show-stopper bug blocking osgeo-live final release

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 15:23:11 PDT 2011

We have a show-stopper bug which we would love to fix before releasing 
OSGeo-Live, and we'd love some help to find a fix or work-around. - 
especially as we are very short on time to solve this if we are provide 
fixes in time for the German FOSSGIS conference.

The Issue: Autologin doesn't work any more, meaning will need to be told 
how to log in.

Issue explained here:https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/691

We are discussing on irc://freenode.net#osgeolive

* We need to get the ISO to Lars by Thursday 17 March in order to meet 
the printing deadline.
* Alex takes ~ 6 hours to create a build.
* Assume that we will encounter errors in the build process (as has been 
happening on most builds)
* So I suggest that our drop dead date for finding a fix or workaround 
will be Wed morning of 16 March, USA time. Although it will be much 
safer if we can find a fix before then.

I understand the problem is in remastersys, which from memory is written 
in bash. I suggest digging through google and the remastersys code would 
be a good start.

Alex found the following thread discussing the issue.

On 14/03/11 01:05, Astrid Emde wrote:
> Hello,
> what do we do if we can't claim OSGeo-Live 4.5 stable on Monday (which
> means tomorrow)?
> Do we have a buffer? And make it stable some days later?
> Astrid
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Cameron Shorter
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