gdm restart failure during libc6 upgrade

Bug #931745 reported by Steve Magoun on 2012-02-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
eglibc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When upgrading my 12.04 system to libc6 2.15-0ubuntu2 via update-manager, I got a debconf prompt that asked me whether services should be restarted. I answered 'yes'. A second or so later I got another debconf dialog that said that gdm failed to restart (see attached screenshot).

Dialog text:
"The following services could not be restarted for the GNU libc library upgrade:
You will need to start these services manually by running '/etc/init.d/<service> start'."

(Not sure if this should go under gdm since that's where the failure is or libc since that's what triggered the failure)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: libc6 2.15-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-14.23-generic 3.2.3
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-14-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Feb 13 17:05:41 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta amd64 (20100901.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: eglibc
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-13 (0 days ago)

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Steve Magoun (smagoun) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package eglibc - 2.15-0ubuntu3

eglibc (2.15-0ubuntu3) precise; urgency=low

  [ Matthias Klose ]
  * debian/ Call notify-reboot-required for
    updates to 2.15.
  * Expect same test failures on armhf as on armel.
  * Only restart gdm if it is running. LP: #931745.
  * Don't include the non-default multilib debug files in the libc6-dbg
    package on ARM. Install the multiarch package instead.

  [ Steve Langasek ]
  * Synchronize the kernel version checks in
    debian/ with the values actually set in
 -- Matthias Klose <email address hidden> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:04:15 +0100

Changed in eglibc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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