package update-notifier-common 3.157 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

Bug #1404069 reported by Pablo Ybarra on 2014-12-19
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
High
Unassigned
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

This issue showed up while I was installing updates

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: update-notifier-common 3.157
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-28.38-generic 3.16.7-ckt1
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-28-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Dec 18 18:18:53 2014
DuplicateSignature: package:update-notifier-common:3.157:subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-06 (43 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-notifier
Title: package update-notifier-common 3.157 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to utopic on 2014-11-27 (21 days ago)

Pablo Ybarra (redx73700) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

It appears that you seem to be missing the python-debian package. Can you confim its installation status via the command 'apt-cache policy python-debian'? Thanks in advance.

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Paul (buddha-williams) wrote :

Hi,
I got this same problem reporting this morning after update. I followed Brian's unstruction, yes I have python debian installed:

ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-cache policy python-debian
[sudo] password for paulw:
python-debian:
  Installed: 0.1.22ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.1.22ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.1.22ubuntu1 0
        500 http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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