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

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Mar 14 10:10:21 PDT 2011

I have my doubts about that since Xubuntu is a modified Xfce I can't
think of a package that would allow us to remove one and keep the other.
Though we could try to figure out how the list is populated for the
login screen.


On 03/14/2011 02:35 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> 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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