is a graphical installer for Ubuntu, written largely in Python, using
as a backend for many of its functions.
It is normally invoked from a desktop icon, and presents a "wizard"-style
graphical user interface.
must be run as root, and will escalate privileges for itself using
has multiple frontends, including one written using GTK+
and one written for KDE
The first non-option argument, if any, is interpreted as the name of the
frontend to use.
The following options are available:
This option is passed through to
to provide a better description for its privilege-escalation message.
It is only relevant when using the
-d , --debug
Run in debugging mode, sending verbose information to
that may be useful to developers.
file is usually required in any case, along with
in the case of problems related to partitioning.)
Note that passwords will be logged in debugging mode!
Drop into the Python debugger in the event of a crash.
Only effective if
is being run from a terminal.
instead of the traditional Perl
In future this may provide enough memory efficiency benefits to be made the
default, but for now it is not really worthwhile and is therefore for
experimental use only.
which attempts to migrate documents and settings from other installed
If the migration process causes problems, please file a bug and use this
Skip over questions that have been pre-answered by use of a preseed file.
This is useful for unattended installations.
that it is the only desktop program running so that it can customize its
user interface to better suit a minimal environment.
This allows the installer to be run standalone, reducing memory
Print the frontend that would be used and then exit.
Ubiquity was formerly known as "Espresso", and originally as "Ubuntu
Express", which is written and maintained by
An Javier Carranza Aq firstname.lastname@example.org
An Juanje Ojeda Croissier Aq email@example.com .
This version draws on the work done on Ubuntu Express, but was renamed to
avoid confusion, to reduce awkward branding considerations, and because
Ubiquity concentrates on reusing
code and reducing duplicated translation and branding work as much as
Ubiquity has now substantially diverged from Ubuntu Express and is an