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Can't generate installer preseed file for bionic

Hi All,

I'm trying to generate an installer preseed file for Ubuntu 18.04 as
described in the documentation [1]. Unfortunately,

$ debconf-get-selections --installer

produces no output. Actually, /var/log/installer/cdebconf is not only
empty, it doesn't even exist right after the installation. It is only
created when I install debconf-utils.

The documentation seems to be outdated. To whose attention can I bring this?

And who can tell me how to generate at preseed file?

Regards,
Jiri

[1] <a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/amd64/apbs03.html" title="https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/amd64/apbs03.html">https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/installation-guide/amd64/apbs03.html</a>

Comments

Re: Can't generate installer preseed file for bionic

By Little Girl at 12/06/2018 - 18:07

Hey there,

This command will display the contact information for the person who
maintains debconf:

dpkg -s debconf | grep "Maintainer:"

I've got no experience with the rest, but maybe someone else will
jump in and help out.

Re: Can't generate installer preseed file for bionic

By Colin Watson at 12/07/2018 - 06:12

On Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 05:07:29PM -0500, Little Girl wrote:
Speaking as that person, please don't do that here, as this is rather
more likely to depend on the installer being used.

Re: Can't generate installer preseed file for bionic

By Little Girl at 12/07/2018 - 08:59

Speaking as this person, please don't do that here. If you believe
that someone else doesn't know something, instead of telling them not
to do whatever they did to lead you to believe that, please educate
them with what you believe they ought to have done. That's what this
mailing list is for.

Re: Can't generate installer preseed file for bionic

By Colin Watson at 12/07/2018 - 10:47

On Fri, Dec 07, 2018 at 07:59:11AM -0500, Little Girl wrote:
Sorry if I was a bit brief. I specifically meant "please don't contact
me about this, as the principal maintainer of debconf, because I don't
know the answer"; on rereading I don't think I put that very clearly.

Unfortunately I didn't know exactly who to contact about this, which is
why I didn't recommend a specific other contact point. (Though it's
possible <a href="mailto:ubuntu- ... at lists dot ubuntu.com">ubuntu- ... at lists dot ubuntu.com</a> might be able to help.)

Re: Can't generate installer preseed file for bionic

By Liam Proven at 12/07/2018 - 12:02

The Server list might help?

<a href="mailto:ubuntu- ... at lists dot ubuntu.com">ubuntu- ... at lists dot ubuntu.com</a>