apticron exits with error when upgradeable packages are marked on hold

Bug #1628429 reported by Jörg Hohwieler on 2016-09-28
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apticron (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

apticron 1.1.58ubuntu1 on Ubuntu 16.04.1

To reproduce this issue you have to mark an upgradeable package on hold.
tomcat8 8.0.32-1ubuntu1.1 (installed)
tomcat8 8.0.32-1ubuntu1.2 (upgradeable)

- mark package on hold:
$ sudo apt-mark hold tomcat8

- run apticron
$ sudo apticron
E: Held packages were changed and -y was used without --allow-change-held-packages.

I could fix this issue by adding parameter "--allow-change-held-packages" - see attached patch.

Jörg Hohwieler (jhohwieler) wrote :

The attachment "apticron_held_packages_fix.patch" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

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