"No new release found" noise printed at every console login

Bug #563015 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-04-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
base-files (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Ubuntu Lucid, all updates installed

1. Log in at a console.

What happens:
* "Checking for a new ubuntu [sic] release"
* "No new release found"

What should happen: If there isn't a new version available, as there won't be 99.9% of the time, Ubuntu should just be quiet about it.

[Reported on behalf of Mark Shuttleworth.]

Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

RM's, I proposed this for Lucid, and because of my super-cow powers it's auto-accepted. I'd like you to review this please, it's a small nit. Should be a one-line fix.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2010-04-14
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

The output got removed a while ago, but for older upgrades there is a bug that the file is too aggressively cached, once it has content its not re-checked. I commit a fix to bzr.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I discussed this with kirkland and we will fix it in base-files. This ensures that the caching is still good, but avoids the stale information file that you are seeing.

affects: update-manager (Ubuntu Lucid) → base-files (Ubuntu Lucid)
Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

Yeah, I think the best fix is to have base-files on upgrade, remove the /var/lib/update-notifier/release-upgrade-available flag and update the cache immediately (in the background) with /usr/lib/update-manager/check-new-release.


Changed in base-files (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package base-files - 5.0.0ubuntu18

base-files (5.0.0ubuntu18) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/postinst.in: clear release-upgrade flag, and update again
    immediately on base-files upgrades, LP: #563015
 -- Dustin Kirkland <email address hidden> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:25:15 -0500

Changed in base-files (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Thanks all for jumping on this at short notice.


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