Too many bug reports make apt-listbugs exit badly, prevents any updates

Bug #77884 reported by Fabián Rodríguez on 2007-01-03
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt-listbugs (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
apt-listbugs (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apt-listbugs

When trying to apply the latest updates/upgrades, apt-listbugs prevents the update from taking place. An error prevent apt-listbugs from completing succesfully, but the error catching seems faulty and just stop all the update process altogether.

This may be related to today's Firefox security update.

Workaround: Remove apt-listbugs to let the update process happen normally.

Here's the full outpout of apt-get upgrade when apt-listbugs is installed:

magicfab@suzy:~$ sudo apt-get update
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/restricted Translation-en_CA
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/universe Translation-en_CA
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Translation-en_CA
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Translation-en_CA
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Sources
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Translation-en_CA
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/restricted Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/universe Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/main Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/restricted Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/universe Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/multiverse Packages
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/multiverse Sources
Fetched 5B in 6s (1B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
magicfab@suzy:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  firefox firefox-gnome-support libnspr4 libnss3 mozilla-firefox w3m
6 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/11.4MB of archives.
After unpacking, 4096B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Reading package fields... Done
Reading package status... Done
Retrieving bug reports... 0% [0/6] W: not in gzip format: firefox
 W: not in gzip format: firefox-gnome-support
 W: not in gzip format: w3m
 W: not in gzip format: libnss3
 W: not in gzip format: libnspr4
 W: not in gzip format: mozilla-firefox
 ... E: Too many errors while retrieving bug reports
E: Sub-process if dpkg -s apt-listbugs | grep -q '^Status: .* ok installed'; then /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || ( test $? -ne 10 || exit 10; echo 'Warning: apt-listbugs exited abnormally, hit enter key to continue.' 1>&2 ; read a < /dev/tty ); fi returned an error code (10)
E: Failure running script if dpkg -s apt-listbugs | grep -q '^Status: .* ok installed'; then /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt || ( test $? -ne 10 || exit 10; echo 'Warning: apt-listbugs exited abnormally, hit enter key to continue.' 1>&2 ; read a < /dev/tty ); fi

Package: apt-listbugs
Version: 0.0.49
Followup-For: Bug #312853

Hi,

the severity should be set to grave, because it renders the package useless.
Updating only four packages at a time gives the same error but apt-listbugs
continues working with the assumption that there are no bugs for the up-
graded packages.

Johannes

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.12-ck3-20050704
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages apt-listbugs depends on:
ii apt 0.6.38 Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii libdpkg-ruby1.8 0.3.1 modules/classes for dpkg on ruby 1
ii libintl-gettext-ruby1.8 0.11-5 Gettext wrapper for Ruby 1.8
ii libruby1.8 [libzlib-ruby1.8] 1.8.2-9 Libraries necessary to run Ruby 1.
ii libxml-parser-ruby1.8 0.6.8-1 Interface of expat for the scripti
ii ruby 1.8.2-1 An interpreter of object-oriented

apt-listbugs recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

package apt-listbugs
merge 244555 312853
thanks

--
  James Westby
  <email address hidden>
  http://jameswestby.net/

package apt-listbugs
tags 244555 +patch
thanks

--
  James Westby
  <email address hidden>
  http://jameswestby.net/

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :
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Binary package hint: apt-listbugs

When trying to apply the latest updates/upgrades, apt-listbugs prevents the update from taking place. An error prevent apt-listbugs from completing succesfully, but the error catching seems faulty and just stop all the update process altogether.

This may be related to today's Firefox security update.

Workaround: Remove apt-listbugs to let the update process happen normally.

Here's the full outpout of apt-get upgrade when apt-listbugs is installed:

magicfab@suzy:~$ sudo apt-get update
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/restricted Translation-en_CA
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/universe Translation-en_CA
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Translation-en_CA
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Translation-en_CA
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/main Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/multiverse Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com edgy-proposed/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com edgy-security/multiverse Sources
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/restricted Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/universe Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates/restricted Translation-en_CA
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports Release.gpg [191B]
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/main Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/restricted Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/universe Translation-en_CA
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-backports/multiverse Translation-en_CA
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy Release
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com edgy-updates Re...

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Changed in apt-listbugs:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Kai Kasurinen (kai-kasurinen) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report.

I'm closing this bug because it has been fixed in Feisty.

If you need a fix for this bug in Dapper or Edgy, please follow the
instructions in the "How to request new packages" section of the
Backports wiki page:
        https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBackports

apt-listbugs (0.0.51) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * New maintainer. (closes: #374104)
   - README.Debian, copyright: update.
 .
   * Standards-Version: 3.7.2
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: bad control file parsing; sends the long
     description to dpkg --compare-versions", thanks to James Westby
     (Closes: #362671).
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: fails with not in gzip format errors", thanks
     to James Westby (Closes: #245232).
 .
     tested with
     echo ../apt-listbugs_0.0.50_all.deb | /usr/sbin/apt-listbugs apt
 .
   * Remove absolute paths of programs from maintainer scripts.
     (Closes: #341148)
   * Bug fix: "[PATCH] grammar error in apt-listbugs", thanks to Thierry
     Moisan (Closes: #341844).
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: suggests reportbug but silently does nothing
     if it is not installed", thanks to Ian Campbell (Closes: #253812).
   * Pass -q to savelog in the cron script to prevent mails being sent to
     system administrator if all goes well. (Closes: #284434)
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: Correction for HTML output: &gt ->
     &gt;", thanks to Frederic Bothamy (Closes: #304471).
   * Adjust Description in debian/control to have consistent line lengths.
     (Closes: #341150)
   * Remove empty debian/docs.
   * Bug fix: "apt-listbugs: [manual page] list all severities in options
     -t (bug type)", thanks to Jari Aalto (Closes: #349469).
   * Bump Build-Depends on debhelper to 5.0.0
   * fix copyright file to have the new FSF address

Changed in apt-listbugs:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
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