Cannot Update Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 RP1

Bug #1819549 reported by Saint Leibowitz on 2019-03-11
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Bug Description

When attempting to use the Update utility on Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 on Raspberry Pi 3 for the latest security updates the user is informed that approximately 50MB of space is required and there is not enough space on /boot.

The user is advised to use "sudo apt-get clean" to free up the necessary 4000KB of space required, however, this will not free enough space on /boot. The user is unable to download security updates.

When looking into this issue it was noted that in the latest version of Ubuntu MATE the following change was made:
Re-size file system
Since Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 the root parition is automatically resized, to fully utilise the all available space on the microSD card, on first boot.
Source: https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/

This represents a significant impediment to installing security updates AND future use cases where more space is required on the primary partition.

My suggestion would be removing the automatic file system re-size and allow the user to use parted or gparted to set partition sizes.

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affects: network-manager (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
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