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Bug#850601: desktop-base does not install on live images


Aurélien COUDERC <zecoucou@free.fr> (2017-01-09):
> Thank you for your bug report.
> Do you mean apt install-ing the package from a live system ?
> >The attached patch probably isn't a solution, more of a workaround.
> Actually I've changed the code from Jessie's version in order to fail in
> case of error following this :
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/2016/11/msg00060.html
> I've copied KiBi who participated in the discussion.
> Now what ?
> Is the proposed patch deemed suitable wrt. policy, by not failing in
> case of error but still printing a message ?
> I'd say it's not much different than the previous "|| true" because I
> expect update-grub/initramfs already produce relevant messages when they
> fail.

I think it'd be nice to get error messages for both cases, and figure out
whether there's something to improve there.

Depending on the use case(s), maybe desktop-base should detect where it's
being installed in a live system, and maybe not call update-grub and/or


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