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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 02:35:41 PDT 2011

Hi Alex,

Perhaps an idea to solve this would be to uninstall all other 
environments in the vm before building the iso

On 03/14/2011 07:36 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Alex
> 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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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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