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

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Sun Mar 13 22:36:55 PDT 2011

The 2 bugs are unrelated except that both of them seem to be caused by
something changing in the underlying remastersys program since version 4
was made.

The XFCE session is usable, however none of the screen shots showing
where to find things in the panels would make sense. I'm not even sure
why there is an XFCE session, it doesn't exist as an option in the vm
and only shows up after the iso is built.

We'll see what else I can figure out on this in the morning. I'll
probably end up building several iso's tomorrow all based on rc1 till I
find a solution.


On 03/13/2011 10:26 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Thanks for the update Angelos,
> I'm interested to understand:
> 1. Why is the default session Xfce now? Is this the workaround to avoid
> the autologin problem?
> 2. Can we got back to the standard session (ie not Xfce), and not
> re-introduce the autologin bug?
> 3. How is an Xfce session different to normal? I'm nervous that we may
> be introducing a new interface that people are not familiar with, and
> more importantly, we have not tested all applications in the Xfce
> interface to confirm that they all work as expected.
> On 14/03/11 13:41, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>> Also I have to report from this new build that:
>> I can still install from iso without problems.
>> Imagelinker still does not work (perhaps we should consider
>> hiding/removing this icon from the Desktop)
>> MapFish has no longer any problems
>> Can we live with this Xfce session being the default? My opinion is yes.
>> What are your opinions?
>> Angelos
>> On 03/14/2011 04:36 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
>>> Hi Cameron,
>>> I have just created an after RC1 build and the Autologin issue is
>>> gone. The only side effect is that the default session now is Xfce
>>> and not Xubuntu... other than that, the created iso seems to work great.
>>> Alex, please advise.
>>> Angelos
>>> On 03/14/2011 12:23 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>> People,
>>>> 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
>>>> Schedule:
>>>> * 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.
>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1133506
>>>> 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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