Error when upgrading landscape-client to 16.01~bzr829-0ubuntu0~ubuntu14.04.1

Bug #1546743 reported by Dean Henrichsmeyer on 2016-02-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Landscape Client
Benji York
landscape-client (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Updating landscape-client (from lds-trunk PPA) on a trusty container I get the following:

root@lsdev:~# apt dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Setting up landscape-client (16.01~bzr829-0ubuntu0~ubuntu14.04.1) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/info/landscape-client.postinst: 127: /var/lib/dpkg/info/landscape-client.postinst: cannot create /var/lib/landscape/client/user-update-flag: Directory nonexistent
dpkg: error processing package landscape-client (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Dean Henrichsmeyer (dean) wrote :

My apt archives tell me I was upgrading from landscape-client_16.01~bzr827-0ubuntu0~ubuntu14.04.1_amd64.deb

Dean Henrichsmeyer (dean) wrote :

My /etc/landscape/client.conf contains...

log_level = info
url =
ping_url =
data_path = /var/lib/landscape/client

Benji York (benji) on 2016-02-17
Changed in landscape-client:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → Benji York (benji)
David Britton (davidpbritton) wrote :


13:58 dpb │ ah, I think I might have it
13:58 dpb │ blackboxsw, benji, new system, never before registered, install old version of client, don't register, then
                   │ upgrade
13:58 dpb │ I bet you hit it
13:59 blackboxsw │ yeah I was tracing bootstrap_tree to setup() and realized it's a system that has never been run
13:59 benji │ dpb: does registration change the directory privs?
13:59 dpb │ benji: I think registration creates the dir
13:59 benji │ pfft
13:59 blackboxsw │ correct, registration or starting the services in general create the dir if it doesn't exist
14:00 benji │ that sounds like a good starting point for tomorrow; I'm going to mark that bug as critical and assign it to me
                   │ and start with it first thing

Changed in landscape-client:
milestone: none → 16.02
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in landscape-client:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in landscape-client:
milestone: 16.02 → 16.03
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