Recovery Menu - "DPKG: Fix Broken Packages" is also an Upgrade tool

Bug #452222 reported by emarkay on 2009-10-15
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
friendly-recovery (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is not a problem, just a clarification.
Suggest that the user is alerted that not only are broken packages fixed, but an Upgrade will be optionally preformed.
Text in Recovery Menu could be "Fix Broken Packages, optionally Upgrade Ubuntu"

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at I have classified this bug as a bug in friendly-recovery.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport, either via the appropriate application's "Help -> Report a Problem" menu or using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at

affects: ubuntu → friendly-recovery (Ubuntu)
Changed in friendly-recovery (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
emarkay (mrk) wrote :

This also had an additional problem, that I will add here, in that this "Fix Broken " (as I said, which also "upgrades") also ignores any "Pinned" packages.

I have Avidemux 2.4.4 Pinned in Synaptic to not upgrade, but this tool (in recovery menu) ignores that and automatically assigns the upgrade to Avidemux, therefore rendering the entire tool unusable.

Brian, can we reassign this to "Medium" because there is now an issue that blocks the use of this tool?

emarkay (mrk) wrote :

Also, this may be related to this bug: but I cannot confirm:

jhansonxi (jhansonxi) wrote :

The dpkg recovery-mode option still has the same behavior in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx).

Changed in friendly-recovery (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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