[bzr] breaks with locks on /etc

Bug #800656 reported by Greg Grossmeier on 2011-06-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
etckeeper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Somehow, there was a bzr lock on /etc when Update Manager did its daily update of my Natty machine today. Etckeeper was doing a commit before installing the newly downloaded packages.

I had to open a terminal, cd to /etc, and run "sudo bzr break-lock" to allow Update Manager to proceed.

I only figured this out because of an error message mentioning bzr and then expanding the terminal view in Update Manager to see it repeatedly attempting to commit but not being allowed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: etckeeper 0.52ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 092f2439039e27e0f66d9a90ecbe6957
CheckboxSystem: bb422ca46d02494cdbc459927a98bc2f
Date: Wed Jun 22 08:26:09 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20100113)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: etckeeper
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-29 (23 days ago)

Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-07-15
Changed in etckeeper (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) on 2011-10-05
Changed in etckeeper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) wrote :

Why did you end up with a pending lock - was there another "bzr commit" instance still active for /etc?

Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2012-12-08
summary: - Update Manager can not proceed if there is a lock on /etc
+ [bzr] breaks with locks on /etc
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