Shutdown during scheduled updates leads sometimes to corrupted dependencies

Bug #1365416 reported by Giannis on 2014-09-04
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aptdaemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have installed Ubuntu in some inexperienced users and I have activated the "download and install updates automatically". After some months everyone had corrupted dependencies or packages because during the updates installation they shutdown their PCs by ignorance.

This leads to not updated packages (which may lead in stability and security problems) till someone using terminal solve those problems (usually with sudo apt-get -f install). Till then updates stop working automatically.

I think Ubuntu in case that updates installation is in progress, should wait for the updates to finish (prevent shutdown) informing users about the shutdown delay with a message. Something like Windows 7 do probably.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: aptdaemon 1.1.1-1ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-35.62-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-35-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Thu Sep 4 12:49:14 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-04-19 (502 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20130213)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: aptdaemon
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-04-21 (135 days ago)

Giannis (karzisss) wrote :
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