package boinc-client 7.4.23+dfsg-2 failed to install/upgrade: package boinc-client is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed') = App crashed/Froze the entire system to the extent that I had to do a hard reboot with the power switch

Bug #1456671 reported by Gary McCall
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Bug Description

I an a notice with Ubuntu, so I have no idea what failed, but if I had to draw an analogy to Windows, I would describe it like a 'blue screen of death' - the mouse pointer moved on the screen but menus were frozen; I would not open or close other applications and even the start button was non-functional.

As there were no other applications running in the foreground other then BOINC, I assumed it was the problem so after doing a hard reboot, I tried to remove it through the Software center and that failed as well - with the progress bar reaching about 70% and then freezing. After allowing more than an hour for the removal to complete, I did a warm reboot of the system. But when I went back to Software Center, it still showed the removal in progress, but it never removed it.

Interestingly, since installing 15.04, the system has been stable, with the exception of boinc-client 7.4.23. bit it should be noted that I upgraded 2 of my computers to 15.04 and Boinc 7.4.23 at the same time and the other machine has not experienced this same issue with Boinc, so I'm beginning to suspect that this computer may have a hard drive controller issue.

Thank you

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: boinc-client 7.4.23+dfsg-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-16.16-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1
AptOrdering:
 boinc-manager: Install
 boinc-client: Configure
 boinc-manager: Configure
 NULL: ConfigurePending
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon May 18 21:06:49 2015
DuplicateSignature: package:boinc-client:7.4.23+dfsg-2:package boinc-client is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
ErrorMessage: package boinc-client is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-05-13 (6 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.17.25ubuntu1
 apt 1.0.9.7ubuntu4
SourcePackage: boinc
Title: package boinc-client 7.4.23+dfsg-2 failed to install/upgrade: package boinc-client is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Revision history for this message
Gary McCall (gbm648) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Revision history for this message
Gianfranco Costamagna (costamagnagianfranco) wrote :

Yes, it might really be an hw problem.

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for boinc (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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