Install updates when installing Ubuntu

Registered by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2009-04-20

Currently when you install Ubuntu, many of the packages being installed are out of date. You are not prompted to install updates until after you've finished installation and restarted the computer. Then there may be hundreds of updates to install.

We were requested to investigate getting Ubiquity to download and install updates at the same time as you install Ubuntu. This would happen only if you had a working Internet connection during installation.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Evan
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Evan
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Proposed for maverick
Implementation:
Not started
Milestone target:
milestone icon maverick-alpha-3

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Work items:
[ev] 3G and Internet connection detection: TODO
[ev] Add apt-get --download-only process management: TODO
[ev] Expose functionality in the UI: TODO
[ev] Add preseeding support: TODO

Does updating the LiveCD before install, install to disk the newer packages on cache or the inicial ones? -- BUGabundo

Installing updates before install has no effect on the install as ubiquity, the desktop CD installer, copies files from /rofs, a read-only copy of the pristine live filesystem. It works by copying these files to the target filesystem, quite unlike how debian-installer works by installing packages inside the target filesystem. -- Evan

Shortening the name to allow for UDS scheduling. -- Robbie

2009-06-16 cjwatson: some review comments, back to drafting

2009-06-17 cjwatson: approved

2009-06-18: Deferred from Karmic by the Foundations team due to higher priority items and resource constraints -robbie.w

2009-11-29: Deferred from Lucid as it's not an appropriate feature for an LTS development cycle.

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