New ubuntu-unity iso

Let’s stay with ubuntu-unity as it is now for the 18.04. Later, if anyone wants, we can move to Caja or whatever file manager. Everything works quite well with standard ubuntu-unity-18.04.


I have just built another .iso using pcmanfm:

Please read that link. I think we can work with the dev.

Let me test the .ISO and if it looks testable I’ll put it up this afternoon.

Caja in our back pocket no doubt. Just a note. My .ISOs are usng the updated/upgraded 18.04 default ubuntu.ISO. I will also build an .ISO with the meta-pack from the unity7 PPA that Khurshid has built… just gimme time :slight_smile: This is just testing. This is stuff not written in stone hehehe :wink:

edit: pcmanfm presented some anomolies in the built .ISO and although they were interesting the .ISO is not really fit for uploading/testing.

I know that…go on testing. That’s what we do anyway, isn’t it? :grin:


I tried to build a raw .ISO with cubic from 18.04 daily with the ubuntu-unity-desktop ppa: and it failed - (unresolved depends) in chroot# when you:
apt install ubuntu-unity-desktop

Terminal log? Ubuntu recently dropped few packages from bionic so we need to remove those from source as well.

Here is chroot terminal paste from Cubic.

root@ventrical-System-Product-Name:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity7maintainers/unity7-desktop
 Testing and experimental packages for Unity-7 desktop
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

gpg: keybox '/tmp/tmp48imfwu5/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: /tmp/tmp48imfwu5/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key *****************: public key "Launchpad PPA for Unity7 Maintainers Team" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
root@ventrical-System-Product-Name:~# sudo apt-get update
Get:1 bionic InRelease [235 kB]
Get:2 bionic InRelease [15.9 kB]
Hit:3 bionic-updates InRelease        
Hit:4 bionic-security InRelease      
Get:5 bionic/main amd64 Packages [1,059 kB]
Get:6 bionic/main amd64 Packages [1,872 B]
Get:7 bionic/main Translation-en [280 B]
Get:8 bionic/main Translation-en [535 kB]
Get:9 bionic/main Translation-en_CA [5,448 B]
Get:10 bionic/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [387 kB]
Get:11 bionic/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [257 kB]
Get:12 bionic/restricted amd64 Packages [8,848 B]
Fetched 2,506 kB in 6s (398 kB/s)                                      
Reading package lists... Done
root@ventrical-System-Product-Name:~# sudo apt-get install ubuntu-unity-desktop
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ubuntu-unity-desktop : Depends: lightdm but it is not installable
                        Depends: notify-osd but it is not installable
                        Depends: unity but it is not installable
                        Depends: unity-control-center but it is not installable
                        Depends: unity-greeter but it is not installable
                        Depends: unity-session but it is not installable
                        Depends: unity-settings-daemon but it is not installable
                        Recommends: a11y-profile-manager-indicator but it is not installable
                        Recommends: activity-log-manager but it is not installable
                        Recommends: fonts-nanum but it is not installable
                        Recommends: fonts-takao-pgothic but it is not installable
                        Recommends: gir1.2-gmenu but it is not installable
                        Recommends: gnome-system-log but it is not installable
                        Recommends: libqt4-sql-sqlite but it is not installable
                        Recommends: onboard but it is not installable
                        Recommends: overlay-scrollbar-gtk2 but it is not installable
                        Recommends: qt-at-spi but it is not installable
                        Recommends: sni-qt but it is not installable
                        Recommends: unity-accessibility-profiles but it is not installable
                        Recommends: unity-webapps-common but it is not installable
                        Recommends: xterm but it is not going to be installed
                        Recommends: zeitgeist-datahub but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

but unity-session installs with no problem from /universe

Did you have universe enabled, before attempting to install the ubuntu-unity-desktop?

wow… just remembered that I did this build from daily - so … being on a roll I thought it was enabled - and it was not. Ya see … thats I why I wanted you to join the team :slight_smile:

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@khurshid-alam @chanath

After I enabled universe repos it installed like a breeze. Have about 10 projects going here. I’ll test the build as it is cooking now and if it is testable it will be our first milestone with the meta-package.


Our first milestone being uploaded now. It works stable in live session. It is pure unity desktop from meta.


I did a hard, seamless install on this machine:

ventrical@ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400:~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: ventrical-Precision-WorkStation-T3400 Kernel: 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.2.0
           Desktop: Gnome  (Gtk 3.22.26-1ubuntu2)
           Distro: Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (development branch)
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Dell product: Precision WorkStation T3400 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0TP412 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Dell v: A03 date: 01/31/2008
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 (-MCP-) 
           arch: Conroe rev.11 cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 19153
           clock speeds: max: 2394 MHz 1: 2394 MHz 2: 2394 MHz 3: 2394 MHz
           4: 2394 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 610] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.5 )
           drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1440x900@59.89hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NVD9 version: 4.3 Mesa 17.2.4 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Card-2 Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-16-generic
Network:   Card: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet PCIE
           driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (5.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3160815AS size: 160.0GB temp: 33C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 69G used: 3.8G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 29.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 193 Uptime: 12 min Memory: 1181.5/3881.8MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: N/A
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.40 

I noticed the ppa points to bionic beaver main:

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By the way, the first Unity 7 distro on 17.10 and 18.04 to appear in the 'Net had been found and noticed by Distrowatch today (27.11.17)

@dale-f-beaudoin Maybe, you should also announce yours to Distrowatch. It takes a while for Distrowatch to notice a new distro, so better send a email. More the people know about your ubuntu-unity is better. After all, ubuntu-unity has Cannonical’s consent.

I have no affiliation with the above said Unity7sl distribution. The ISO images I have built can be found here: with the most current being ubunt-unity-ppa-amd64.iso

We are awaiting word from Technical Board which may take some time.


What I am saying is, why not give some info about ubuntu-unity-amd64.iso to Distrowatch? That way, lot of people will know about it.

Perhaps you could do this for the team?


Sure. I will. Only change the name to “old.iso” to “current.iso” or “ubuntu-unity”

?? The current is ubuntu-unity-ppa-amd64.iso Thats the one you want up there.


When anyone click here,
what do you see?

Who’d want to click a link to an old.iso? :wink:
Anyway, I sent a email.

Those are just folders in the archive. People know that. The ubuntu-unity-ppa-amd64.iso file is right there. If people want to click the /old they can … if they want to click /caja-experiment, they can. It is a record of bare metal /isos I have built. The unity7sl you upload is broke and people are downloading that and think that I built it (which I did not). Why would we want to use sourceforge when we went through all the work to get extra space on UbuntuPeople?

The iso, I uploaded was still in and was called Unity7N.iso.!OwFwDB4b!7_OG1GI7Jfer8WE8i58YDQpFidHC39ujvEJ-5yaRcj0
Done at the same time as you did to Mega.
I have no idea, if that is broke. And, that was done quite a long ago.

Btw, can I also upload an iso to UbuntuPeople?

If you sign the CoC, apply for Ubuntu Membership through Ubuntu Forums and use your real name I can consider it.

Or actually you could do that yourself but you have to be Ubuntu Member.