Package failed to install - triggers looping: gnome-menus -> ufw

Bug #1745785 reported by Matthew Hitchens on 2018-01-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dpkg (Ubuntu)
gnome-menus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This error pops up about 30 seconds into any desktop session after logging in. No side effects other than the crash report popping up. Ping me if you need me to do additional testing, need logs, etc.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-menus 3.13.3-11ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-30.33-generic 4.13.13
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-30-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jan 19 18:59:05 2018

ErrorMessage: triggers looping, abandoned
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-27 (92 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20171018)
Python3Details: /usr/bin/python3.6, Python 3.6.4, python3-minimal, 3.6.4-1
PythonDetails: /usr/bin/python2.7, Python 2.7.14+, python-minimal, 2.7.14-4
 apt 1.6~alpha7
SourcePackage: gnome-menus
Title: package gnome-menus 3.13.3-11ubuntu1 failed to install/upgrade: triggers looping, abandoned
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-01-19 (7 days ago)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

From term.log

Setting up openssh-server (1:7.6p1-3) ...
dpkg: cycle found while processing triggers:
 chain of packages whose triggers are or may be responsible:
  gnome-menus -> ufw
 packages' pending triggers which are or may be unresolvable:
  gnome-menus: /usr/share/applications
  libc-bin: ldconfig
  initramfs-tools: update-initramfs
  shim-signed: shim-secureboot-policy
  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:amd64: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders
  ufw: /etc/ufw/applications.d
dpkg: error processing package gnome-menus (--configure):
 triggers looping, abandoned

summary: - this occurs about 30 seconds after logging in to a desktop session
+ Package failed to install - triggers looping: gnome-menus -> ufw
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