I have tried both package installation method as well as manual, with little success.

The version of drush that installs when you do apt-get install drush is drush 5.4, is that supported? It seems the aliases aren't getting setup correctly...

joel@joel-test:~$ sudo env=DPKG_DEBUG=developer apt-get install aegir
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  aegir-hostmaster aegir-provision apache2 apache2-mpm-prefork apache2-utils
  apache2.2-bin apache2.2-common drush-make git git-core git-man
  libapache2-mod-php5 libapr1 libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3
  libaprutil1-ldap liberror-perl php5 php5-gd postfix
Suggested packages:
  apache2-doc apache2-suexec apache2-suexec-custom git-daemon-run
  git-daemon-sysvinit git-doc git-el git-arch git-cvs git-svn git-email
  git-gui gitk gitweb procmail postfix-mysql postfix-pgsql postfix-ldap
  postfix-pcre sasl2-bin dovecot-common postfix-cdb postfix-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  aegir aegir-hostmaster aegir-provision apache2 apache2-mpm-prefork
  apache2-utils apache2.2-bin apache2.2-common drush-make git git-core git-man
  libapache2-mod-php5 libapr1 libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3
  libaprutil1-ldap liberror-perl php5 php5-gd postfix
0 upgraded, 21 newly installed, 0 to remove and 282 not upgraded.
Need to get 14.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 37.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Get:1 http://debian.aegirproject.org/ stable/main aegir-provision all 1.9 [113 kB]
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Get:3 http://debian.aegirproject.org/ stable/main drush-make all 2.3-1 [40.6 kB]
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main libaprutil1 i386 1.4.1-3 [85.0 kB]
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Get:17 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main liberror-perl all 0.17-1 [23.8 kB]
Get:18 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main git-man all 1:1.7.10.4-1ubuntu1 [634 kB]
Get:19 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main git i386 1:1.7.10.4-1ubuntu1 [6,045 kB]
Get:20 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main git-core all 1:1.7.10.4-1ubuntu1 [1,374 B]
Get:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates/main php5 all 5.4.6-1ubuntu1.1 [1,064 B]
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Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package libapr1.
(Reading database ... 156476 files and directories currently installed.)
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Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot
Processing triggers for ufw ...
Processing triggers for doc-base ...
Processing 1 added doc-base file...
Setting up libapr1 (1.4.6-3) ...
Setting up libaprutil1 (1.4.1-3) ...
Setting up libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3 (1.4.1-3) ...
Setting up libaprutil1-ldap (1.4.1-3) ...
Setting up apache2.2-bin (2.2.22-6ubuntu2.1) ...
Setting up apache2-utils (2.2.22-6ubuntu2.1) ...
Setting up apache2.2-common (2.2.22-6ubuntu2.1) ...
Enabling site default.
Enabling module alias.
Enabling module autoindex.
Enabling module dir.
Enabling module env.
Enabling module mime.
Enabling module negotiation.
Enabling module setenvif.
Enabling module status.
Enabling module auth_basic.
Enabling module deflate.
Enabling module authz_default.
Enabling module authz_user.
Enabling module authz_groupfile.
Enabling module authn_file.
Enabling module authz_host.
Enabling module reqtimeout.
Setting up php5-gd (5.4.6-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Creating config file /etc/php5/mods-available/gd.ini with new version
Setting up postfix (2.9.3-2ubuntu2.1) ...
Adding group `postfix' (GID 126) ...
Done.
Adding system user `postfix' (UID 116) ...
Adding new user `postfix' (UID 116) with group `postfix' ...
Not creating home directory `/var/spool/postfix'.
Creating /etc/postfix/dynamicmaps.cf
Adding tcp map entry to /etc/postfix/dynamicmaps.cf
Adding sqlite map entry to /etc/postfix/dynamicmaps.cf
Adding group `postdrop' (GID 127) ...
Done.
setting myhostname: joel-test
setting alias maps
setting alias database
mailname is not a fully qualified domain name.  Not changing /etc/mailname.
setting destinations: joel-test, localhost.localdomain, , localhost
setting relayhost:
setting mynetworks: 127.0.0.0/8 [::ffff:127.0.0.0]/104 [::1]/128
setting mailbox_size_limit: 0
setting recipient_delimiter: +
setting inet_interfaces: all
/etc/aliases does not exist, creating it.
WARNING: /etc/aliases exists, but does not have a root alias.
Postfix is now set up with a default configuration.  If you need to make
changes, edit
/etc/postfix/main.cf (and others) as needed.  To view Postfix configuration
values, see postconf(1).
After modifying main.cf, be sure to run '/etc/init.d/postfix reload'.
Running newaliases
* Stopping Postfix Mail Transport Agent postfix                                                                                                               [ OK ]
* Starting Postfix Mail Transport Agent postfix                                                                                                               [ OK ]
Setting up drush-make (2.3-1) ...
Setting up liberror-perl (0.17-1) ...
Setting up git-man (1:1.7.10.4-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up git (1:1.7.10.4-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up git-core (1:1.7.10.4-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Processing triggers for ufw ...
Setting up apache2-mpm-prefork (2.2.22-6ubuntu2.1) ...
* Starting web server apache2                                                                                                                                        apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName
                                                                                                                                                               [ OK ]
Setting up libapache2-mod-php5 (5.4.6-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Creating config file /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini with new version
* Restarting web server apache2                                                                                                                                      apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName
... waiting apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName
                                                                                                                                                               [ OK ]
Setting up apache2 (2.2.22-6ubuntu2.1) ...
Setting up aegir-provision (1.9) ...
adding aegir user...
Adding user aegir to group www-data
Creating config file /etc/sudoers.d/aegir with new version
Enabling module ssl.
See /usr/share/doc/apache2.2-common/README.Debian.gz on how to configure SSL and create self-signed certificates.
Enabling module rewrite.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
  service apache2 restart
apache2: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName
Setting up aegir-hostmaster (1.9) ...
The drush command '@hostmaster status' could not be found.  Run      [error]
`drush cache-clear drush` to clear the commandfile cache if you have
installed new extensions.
A Drupal installation directory could not be found                   [error]
installing the Aegir frontend (Drupal with the hostmaster profile), please wait...
DRUSH_BACKEND:{"type":"bootstrap","message":"Bootstrap to phase 0.","timestamp":1361894644.8675,"memory":3445080,"error":null,"packet":"log"}
DRUSH_BACKEND:{"type":"bootstrap","message":"Bootstrap to phase 0.","timestamp":1361894644.9002,"memory":3447064,"error":null,"packet":"log"}
DRUSH_BACKEND:{"type":"bootstrap","message":"Found command: hostmaster-install (commandfile=provision)","timestamp":1361894644.901,"memory":3447744,"error":null,"packet":"log"}
DRUSH_BACKEND:{"type":"bootstrap","message":"Including \/usr\/share\/drush\/commands\/provision\/install.hostmaster.inc","timestamp":1361894644.9422,"memory":3464080,"error":null,"packet":"log"}
PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined function drush_backend_invoke_args() in /usr/share/drush/commands/provision/install.hostmaster.inc on line 152
DRUSH_BACKEND:{"error":"DRUSH_NOT_COMPLETED","message":"Drush command terminated abnormally due to an unrecoverable error.\nError: Call to undefined function drush_backend_invoke_args() in \/usr\/share\/drush\/commands\/provision\/install.hostmaster.inc, line 152","packet":"set_error"}
Aegir frontend failed to bootstrap, something went wrong!
Look at the log above for clues or run with DPKG_DEBUG=developer
dpkg: error processing aegir-hostmaster (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of aegir:
aegir depends on aegir-hostmaster (>= 1.9); however:
  Package aegir-hostmaster is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing aegir (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Setting up php5 (5.4.6-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                                                                          Errors were encountered while processing:
aegir-hostmaster
aegir
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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FWIW, this is how far i get with the manual install.

aegir@joel-test:~$ drush hostmaster-install --debug
Bootstrap to phase 0. [0.03 sec, 778.55 KB]                          [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [0.03 sec, 847.52   [bootstrap]
KB]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [0.11 sec, 3 MB]                                                                                                                                                                   [bootstrap]
Found command: hostmaster-install (commandfile=provision) [0.11 sec, 3.01 MB]                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make [0.11 sec, 3.01 MB]                                                                                                                                           [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make_d_o [0.11 sec, 3.01 MB]                                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: provision [0.11 sec, 3.01 MB]                                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Load alias @self [0.11 sec, 3.01 MB]                                                                                                                                                                        [notice]
Load alias @server_master [0.11 sec, 3.01 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [0.12 sec, 3.02 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [0.12 sec, 3.02 MB]                                                                                                                                              [notice]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/install.hostmaster.inc [0.12 sec, 3.03 MB]                                                                                                                         [bootstrap]
Aegir 6.x-1.9 automated install script
==============================================================================
Some settings have not been provided and will now be prompted.
Don't worry: you will get to review those settings after the final install
Aegir frontend URL [localhost]: joel-test
MySQL privileged user ("root") password:
This script will operate the following changes in your system:
1. Create server-level configuration directories
2. Download drush_make
3. Create the Hostmaster frontend platform
4. Install the frontend site
5. Setup the dispatcher (a user cron job)
We are making the following assumptions:
* you have read and are following the install instructions at:
    http://community.aegirproject.org/installing
* the FQDN of this machine is valid and resolves
* you are executing this script as your "aegir" user
The following settings will be used:
Aegir frontend URL: joel-test
Master server FQDN: localhost
Aegir root: /var/aegir
Aegir user: aegir
Web group: www-data
Web server: apache
Aegir DB host: localhost
Aegir DB user: root
Aegir DB password: <prompted>
Drush make version: 6.x-2.3
Aegir version: 6.x-1.9
Aegir platform path: /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9
Aegir makefile: /var/aegir/.drush/provision/aegir.make
Admin email: webmaster@example.com
Do you really want to proceed with the install (y/n): y
Running: /usr/bin/php /usr/share/php/drush/drush.php --php='/usr/bin/php'  --context_type='server' --remote_host='localhost' --aegir_root='/var/aegir' --script_user='aegir' --http_service_type='apache'  [command]
--web_group='www-data' --master_url='http://joel-test' --db_service_type='mysql' --master_db='mysql://root:admin@localhost' provision-save '@server_master' --backend  2>&1 [6.68 sec, 3.08 MB]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [6.9 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [6.9 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                      [bootstrap]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [6.9 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Found command: provision-save (commandfile=provision) [6.9 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make [6.9 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make_d_o [6.9 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                        [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: provision [6.9 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                             [bootstrap]
Load alias @self [6.91 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                                                        [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [6.91 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [6.91 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [6.91 sec, 3.11 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:1187 [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                           [notice]
Load alias @server_master [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                              [notice]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                              [notice]
Template loaded: /var/aegir/.drush/provision/provision_drushrc_alias.tpl.php [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                            [notice]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/.drush/server_master.alias.drushrc.php to 640 [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                        [message]
Generated config Drush configuration file [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                              [message]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/.drush/server_master.alias.drushrc.php to 440 [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                        [message]
Command dispatch complete [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Peak memory usage was 3.11 MB [6.91 sec, 3.12 MB]                                                                                                                                                           [memory]
Running: /usr/bin/php /usr/share/php/drush/drush.php --php='/usr/bin/php'  @server_master provision-verify --backend  2>&1 [6.91 sec, 3.1 MB]                                                              [command]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                     [bootstrap]
Load alias @server_master [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [bootstrap]
Found command: provision-verify (commandfile=provision) [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                              [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                           [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make_d_o [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: provision [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                                              [notice]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/dns/verify.provision.inc [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/platform/backupmigrate/verify.provision.inc [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                    [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/platform/verify.provision.inc [7.33 sec, 3.18 MB]                                                                                                                  [bootstrap]
Provision configuration root path /var/aegir/config exists. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                            [message]
Provision configuration root ownership of /var/aegir/config has been changed to aegir. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                 [message]
Provision configuration root permissions of /var/aegir/config have been changed to 711. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                [message]
Provision configuration root path /var/aegir/config is writable. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                       [message]
Provision configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master exists. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                   [message]
Provision configuration ownership of /var/aegir/config/server_master has been changed to aegir. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                        [message]
Provision configuration permissions of /var/aegir/config/server_master have been changed to 711. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                       [message]
Provision configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master is writable. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                              [message]
Provision client home path /var/aegir/clients exists. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                                  [message]
Provision client home ownership of /var/aegir/clients has been changed to aegir. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                       [message]
Provision client home permissions of /var/aegir/clients have been changed to 711. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                      [message]
Provision client home path /var/aegir/clients is writable. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                             [message]
Backup path /var/aegir/backups exists. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [message]
Backup ownership of /var/aegir/backups has been changed to aegir. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                      [message]
Backup permissions of /var/aegir/backups have been changed to 700. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                     [message]
Backup path /var/aegir/backups is writable. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                                            [message]
Provision PHP configuration path /var/aegir/config/includes exists. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                    [message]
Provision PHP configuration ownership of /var/aegir/config/includes has been changed to aegir. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                         [message]
Provision PHP configuration permissions of /var/aegir/config/includes have been changed to 711. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                        [message]
Provision PHP configuration path /var/aegir/config/includes is writable. [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                               [message]
Global configuration file exists [7.33 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                                                       [message]
Provision can create new databases. [7.34 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                                                    [message]
Provision can grant privileges on database users. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                       [message]
Webserver custom pre-configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/pre.d exists. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                            [message]
Webserver custom pre-configuration ownership of /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/pre.d has been changed to aegir. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                 [message]
Webserver custom pre-configuration permissions of /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/pre.d have been changed to 700. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                [message]
Webserver custom pre-configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/pre.d is writable. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                       [message]
Webserver custom post-configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/post.d exists. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                          [message]
Webserver custom post-configuration ownership of /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/post.d has been changed to aegir. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                               [message]
Webserver custom post-configuration permissions of /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/post.d have been changed to 700. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                              [message]
Webserver custom post-configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/post.d is writable. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                     [message]
Webserver platform configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/platform.d exists. [7.34 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                         [message]
Webserver platform configuration ownership of /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/platform.d has been changed to aegir. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                              [message]
Webserver platform configuration permissions of /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/platform.d have been changed to 700. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                             [message]
Webserver platform configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/platform.d is writable. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                    [message]
Webserver virtual host configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/vhost.d exists. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                        [message]
Webserver virtual host configuration ownership of /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/vhost.d has been changed to aegir. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                             [message]
Webserver virtual host configuration permissions of /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/vhost.d have been changed to 700. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                            [message]
Webserver virtual host configuration path /var/aegir/config/server_master/apache/vhost.d is writable. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                   [message]
Platforms path /var/aegir/platforms exists. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                             [message]
Platforms ownership of /var/aegir/platforms has been changed to aegir. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                  [message]
Platforms permissions of /var/aegir/platforms have been changed to 755. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                 [message]
Platforms path /var/aegir/platforms is writable. [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                        [message]
Template loaded: /var/aegir/.drush/provision/http/apache/server.tpl.php [7.35 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                  [notice]
Generated config web server configuration file [7.35 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                         [message]
Created symlink for apache.conf on localhost [7.35 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
apache on localhost has been restarted [7.35 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                  [notice]
Command dispatch complete [7.35 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Peak memory usage was 3.16 MB [7.35 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                           [memory]
Running: /usr/bin/php /usr/share/php/drush/drush.php --php='/usr/bin/php'  --context_type='platform' --server='@server_master' --web_server='@server_master' --root='/var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9'        [command]
--makefile='/var/aegir/.drush/provision/aegir.make' provision-save '@platform_hostmaster' --backend  2>&1 [7.35 sec, 3.13 MB]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                      [bootstrap]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Found command: provision-save (commandfile=provision) [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make_d_o [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                        [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: provision [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                             [bootstrap]
Load alias @self [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                                                         [notice]
Load alias @server_master [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [notice]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                                  [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Load alias @platform_hostmaster [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                                          [notice]
Template loaded: /var/aegir/.drush/provision/provision_drushrc_alias.tpl.php [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                             [notice]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/.drush/platform_hostmaster.alias.drushrc.php to 640 [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                   [message]
Generated config Drush configuration file [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                               [message]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/.drush/platform_hostmaster.alias.drushrc.php to 440 [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                   [message]
Command dispatch complete [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [notice]
Peak memory usage was 3.1 MB [7.7 sec, 3.16 MB]                                                                                                                                                             [memory]
Running: /usr/bin/php /usr/share/php/drush/drush.php --php='/usr/bin/php'  @platform_hostmaster provision-verify --backend  2>&1 [7.7 sec, 3.14 MB]                                                        [command]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [8.26 sec, 3.41 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [8.26 sec, 3.41 MB]                                                                                                                                     [bootstrap]
Load alias @platform_hostmaster [8.26 sec, 3.41 MB]                                                                                                                                                         [notice]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [8.26 sec, 3.41 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [bootstrap]
Found command: provision-verify (commandfile=provision) [8.26 sec, 3.41 MB]                                                                                                                              [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make [8.26 sec, 3.41 MB]                                                                                                                                           [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make_d_o [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: provision [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Load alias @server_master [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                              [notice]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/dns/verify.provision.inc [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/platform/backupmigrate/verify.provision.inc [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                    [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/platform/verify.provision.inc [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                  [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drupal_root() [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                               [bootstrap]
Loading drushrc "/var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/drushrc.php" into "drupal" scope. [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                     [bootstrap]
Initialized Drupal 6.28 root directory at /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9 [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                 [notice]
Drupal sites directory /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/sites is writable by the provisioning script [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                      [message]
This platform is running drupal 6.28 [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                    [notice]
Found 33 modules in base [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [notice]
Found 6 themes in base [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                                  [notice]
Found install profile default [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                           [notice]
Found install profile hostmaster [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                        [notice]
Found 28 modules in profiles/hostmaster [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Found 1 themes in profiles/hostmaster [8.26 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                                   [notice]
Template loaded: /var/aegir/.drush/provision/http/apache/platform.tpl.php [8.27 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                               [notice]
Generated config platform configuration file [8.27 sec, 3.42 MB]                                                                                                                                           [message]
apache on localhost has been restarted [8.27 sec, 3.43 MB]                                                                                                                                                  [notice]
Template loaded: /var/aegir/.drush/provision/provision_drushrc.tpl.php [8.27 sec, 3.43 MB]                                                                                                                  [notice]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/drushrc.php to 644 [8.27 sec, 3.43 MB]                                                                                                                [message]
Generated config Platform Drush configuration file [8.27 sec, 3.43 MB]                                                                                                                                     [message]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/drushrc.php to 444 [8.27 sec, 3.43 MB]                                                                                                                [message]
Command dispatch complete [8.27 sec, 3.43 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Peak memory usage was 3.93 MB [8.27 sec, 3.43 MB]                                                                                                                                                           [memory]
Running: /usr/bin/php /usr/share/php/drush/drush.php --php='/usr/bin/php'  --context_type='site' --platform='@platform_hostmaster' --db_server='@server_master' --uri='joel-test' --client_name='admin'    [command]
--profile='hostmaster' provision-save '@hostmaster' --backend  2>&1 [8.27 sec, 3.16 MB]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                      [bootstrap]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Found command: provision-save (commandfile=provision) [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make_d_o [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                        [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: provision [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                             [bootstrap]
Load alias @self [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                                                         [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                             [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                             [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:1187 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                           [notice]
Load alias @server_master [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                              [notice]
Load alias @platform_hostmaster [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                         [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Load alias @hostmaster [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                                  [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Array to string conversion sitealias.inc:304 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                            [notice]
Template loaded: /var/aegir/.drush/provision/provision_drushrc_alias.tpl.php [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                            [notice]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/.drush/hostmaster.alias.drushrc.php to 640 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                           [message]
Generated config Drush configuration file [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                              [message]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/.drush/hostmaster.alias.drushrc.php to 440 [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                           [message]
Command dispatch complete [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Peak memory usage was 3.12 MB [8.67 sec, 3.21 MB]                                                                                                                                                           [memory]
Running: /usr/bin/php /usr/share/php/drush/drush.php --php='/usr/bin/php'  --client_email='webmaster@example.com' @hostmaster provision-install --backend  2>&1 [8.67 sec, 3.18 MB]                        [command]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [8.97 sec, 3.44 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                     [bootstrap]
Load alias @hostmaster [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                                                  [notice]
Bootstrap to phase 1. [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drupal_root() [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                               [bootstrap]
Loading drushrc "/var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/drushrc.php" into "drupal" scope. [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                     [bootstrap]
Initialized Drupal 6.28 root directory at /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9 [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                 [notice]
Found command: provision-install (commandfile=provision) [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                             [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                           [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make_d_o [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: provision [8.97 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Load alias @server_master [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                              [notice]
Load alias @platform_hostmaster [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                                         [notice]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/db/install.provision.inc [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/dns/install.provision.inc [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                      [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/example/install.provision.inc [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                  [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/http/install.provision.inc [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                     [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/platform/install.provision.inc [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                 [bootstrap]
PROVISION_SITE_INSTALLED [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                                             [error]
Command dispatch complete [8.98 sec, 3.45 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Peak memory usage was 3.46 MB [8.98 sec, 3.46 MB]                                                                                                                                                           [memory]
Running: /usr/bin/php /usr/share/php/drush/drush.php --php='/usr/bin/php'  @hostmaster provision-verify --backend  2>&1 [8.98 sec, 3.35 MB]                                                                [command]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                     [bootstrap]
Load alias @hostmaster [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                                                  [notice]
Bootstrap to phase 0. [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [bootstrap]
Found command: provision-verify (commandfile=provision) [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                              [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                           [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: drush_make_d_o [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Initializing drush commandfile: provision [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                            [bootstrap]
Load alias @server_master [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Loading mysql driver for the db service [9.35 sec, 3.64 MB]                                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Loading apache driver for the http service [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                              [notice]
Load alias @platform_hostmaster [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                                         [notice]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/dns/verify.provision.inc [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/platform/backupmigrate/verify.provision.inc [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                    [bootstrap]
Including /var/aegir/.drush/provision/platform/verify.provision.inc [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                  [bootstrap]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drupal_root() [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                               [bootstrap]
Loading drushrc "/var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/drushrc.php" into "drupal" scope. [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                     [bootstrap]
Initialized Drupal 6.28 root directory at /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                 [notice]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drupal_site() [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                               [bootstrap]
Initialized Drupal site joel-test at sites/joel-test [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                    [notice]
Undefined index: db_type provision_drupal.drush.inc:154 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Undefined index: db_user provision_drupal.drush.inc:154 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Undefined index: db_passwd provision_drupal.drush.inc:154 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                               [notice]
Undefined index: db_host provision_drupal.drush.inc:154 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Undefined index: db_name provision_drupal.drush.inc:154 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Undefined index: db_port provision_drupal.drush.inc:154 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                 [notice]
Template loaded: /var/aegir/.drush/provision/platform/provision_drupal_settings.tpl.php [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                 [notice]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/sites/joel-test/settings.php to 640 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                               [message]
Generated config Drupal settings.php file [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                              [message]
Changed permissions of /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/sites/joel-test/settings.php to 440 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                               [message]
Change group ownership of /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/sites/joel-test/settings.php to www-data [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                       [message]
Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drupal_configuration() [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                      [bootstrap]
Undefined index: scheme environment.inc:926 [9.35 sec, 3.65 MB]                                                                                                                                             [notice]
Undefined index: user environment.inc:927 [9.35 sec, 3.66 MB]                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Undefined index: host environment.inc:928 [9.35 sec, 3.66 MB]                                                                                                                                               [notice]
database type is unsupported. [9.35 sec, 3.66 MB]                                                                                                                                                       [bootstrap]
Array to string conversion core.drush.inc:350 [9.35 sec, 3.66 MB]                                                                                                                                           [notice]
Drush was not able to start (bootstrap) the Drupal database.                                                                                                                                             [error]
Hint: This error often occurs when Drush is trying to bootstrap a site that has not been installed or does not have a configured database.
Drush was attempting to connect to :
  Drupal version    : 6.28
  Site URI          : joel-test
  Database driver   :
  Database hostname :
  Database username :
  Database name     : ://:@:
  Default theme     : garland
  Administration theme: garland
  PHP configuration : /etc/php5/cli/php.ini
  Drush version     : 4.6-dev
  Drush configuration: /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/drushrc.php
  Drush alias files : /var/aegir/.drush/hostmaster.alias.drushrc.php /var/aegir/.drush/server_master.alias.drushrc.php /var/aegir/.drush/platform_hostmaster.alias.drushrc.php
/var/aegir/.drush/server_localhost.alias.drushrc.php
  Drupal root       : /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9
  Site path         : sites/joel-test
  Modules path      : sites/all/modules
  Themes path       : sites/all/themes
  %paths            : Array
You can select another site with a working database setup by specifying the URI to use with the --uri parameter on the command line or $options['uri'] in your drushrc.php file.
[9.35 sec, 3.66 MB]
Command dispatch complete [9.35 sec, 3.66 MB]                                                                                                                                                               [notice]
Peak memory usage was 3.59 MB [9.35 sec, 3.66 MB]                                                                                                                                                           [memory]
Command dispatch complete [9.36 sec, 3.2 MB]                                                                                                                                                                [notice]
Peak memory usage was 3.73 MB [9.36 sec, 3.19 MB]                                                                                                                                                           [memory]
aegir@joel-test:~$

This is what I get when i try drush @hostmaster status, doens't look right....but I don't know what the DB url should be...

aegir@joel-test:~$ drush @hostmaster status
Drupal version         :  6.28
Site URI               :  joel-test
Database driver:
Database hostname:
Database username      :
Database name          :  ://:@:
Default theme          :  garland
Administration theme   :  garland
PHP configuration      :  /etc/php5/cli/php.ini
Drush version          :  4.6-dev
Drush configuration    :  /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9/drushrc.php
Drush alias files      :  /var/aegir/.drush/hostmaster.alias.drushrc.php /var/aegir/.drush/server_master.alias.drushrc.php /var/aegir/.drush/platform_hostmaster.alias.drushrc.php
                           /var/aegir/.drush/server_localhost.alias.drushrc.php
Drupal root            :  /var/aegir/hostmaster-6.x-1.9
Site path              :  sites/joel-test                                                                                                                                         
aegir@joel-test:~$

Aegir 1.x needs drush 4.x,
The aegir 2.x which is in a pretty stable alpha1 does support drush 5

Status:Active» Fixed

Drush 5.x is not support in aegir 1.x, you will need to test the alpha release.

Version:6.x-1.9» 6.x-2.x-dev
Status:Fixed» Active

Sorry to re-open, but I've got the same issue, and installing aegir2 doesn't help.

I purged the aegir packages, then tried to install aegir2. I have drush 5.8 installed from the repositories. The installation of aegir-hostmaster2 failed, starting with the errors:

The drush command '@hostmaster status' could not be found.  Run      [error]
`drush cache-clear drush` to clear the commandfile cache if you have
installed new extensions.
A Drupal installation directory could not be found                   [error]

I'm getting the same problem, on 12.04 LTS.

Running the 'drush cache-clear drush' made it work for me. Also, 'drush self-update' will give some version options to choose from. I chose 5.8 and things seem to be working. I'm on ubuntu 12.04 too.