package man-db 2.7.4-1 failed to install/upgrade: triggers looping, abandoned

Bug #1513692 reported by nil007
This bug affects 49 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dpkg (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Xenial by Alberto Salvia Novella

Bug Description

happened during 16.04 upgradation from 15.10

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: man-db 2.7.4-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-17.21-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.2-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Nov 6 08:38:16 2015
DuplicateSignature: package:man-db:2.7.4-1:triggers looping, abandoned
ErrorMessage: triggers looping, abandoned
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-05 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
 dpkg 1.18.3ubuntu1
SourcePackage: man-db
Title: package man-db 2.7.4-1 failed to install/upgrade: triggers looping, abandoned
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2015-11-06 (0 days ago)

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nil007 (nil007) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in man-db (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in man-db (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in man-db (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Revision history for this message
James Banks (jb52009) wrote :

I think that giving more of a warning about these Upgrade problems would be a great kindness to average users. Even more so a kindness to the Microsoft refugees who chose Ubuntu because it was supposed to be easy to use and "Just Work" without writing up a lot of custom scripts. If the only dependable upgrade is a complete re-installation from a DVD, then please tell us so.
Please don't prank thousands of people with that "Upgrade" button on a popup menu.

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

dpkg: cycle found while processing triggers:
 chain of packages whose triggers are or may be responsible:
  bamfdaemon -> bamfdaemon
 packages' pending triggers which are or may be unresolvable:
  dbus: /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services: /etc/dbus-1/system.d
  gnome-menus: /usr/share/applications
  man-db: /usr/share/man
  systemd: /etc/init.d
  libc-bin: ldconfig
  bamfdaemon: /usr/share/applications
  initramfs-tools: update-initramfs
  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:amd64: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders
  dictionaries-common: update-default-ispell: update-default-wordlist: aspell-autobuildhash
  ureadahead: /etc/init.d: /etc/init
  gconf2: /usr/share/GConf/gsettings: /usr/share/gconf/schemas
  ufw: /etc/ufw/applications.d

I think man-db is/was the victim of a dpkg bug here, so reassigning.

affects: man-db (Ubuntu) → dpkg (Ubuntu)
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