[intrepid] jockey-gtk nvidia install crashes if Apt DB locked

Bug #272146 reported by Michael DePaulo on 2008-09-19
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
jockey (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Asus F8SN-D1 Laptop with a Geforce 9500m GS
Fresh install of Ubuntu Intrepid Alpha 6 AMD64

Steps to reproduce:
Open up Synaptic package manager (and authenticate,) so as to lock the Apt database.
Open up Jockey-GTK (hardware drivers GUI)
Chose to install the Nvidia 177 series driver (and authenticate.)
(Crash of jockey-gtk occurs.)

This probably will occur if other package-dependent drivers are selected to be installed.
jockey-gtk should prompt to close synaptic and any other processes using the Apt database instead of crashing. I believe it did that in Ubuntu 8.04.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package jockey - 0.5~alpha1-0ubuntu3

jockey (0.5~alpha1-0ubuntu3) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Merge some bug fixes from trunk:
    - Fix search_drivers() to not return unrelated available handlers.
    - Change --search-driver UIs from confirmation dialog to displaying list
      of matches. (One half of LP: #269454)
    - OpenPrintingDriverDB: Show shortdescription and functionality fields.
      (Other half of LP: #269454)
    - Drop a lot of redundant probing from add_driverdb() and search_driver().
    - Build KDE .ui -> python on build time, to avoid runtime uic dependency.
      (LP: #271317)
    - nvidia, fglrx handlers: Remove RgbPath option, it causes X.org to crash.
    - ui.py: Update action button strings according to latest recommendations
      from Matthew Thomas, thanks!
    - ui.py: Properly intercept failure to connect to D-BUS. (LP: #258472)
  * Add python-kde4-dev build dependency, now needed to get pykde4uic.
  * fglrx, nvidia: Uninstall -kernel-source in disable(), thanks Alberto.
    (LP: #251962)
  * jockey/oslib.py, install_package(): Intercept SystemError. (LP: #258713,
    LP: #272146)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:39:42 +0200

Changed in jockey:
status: New → Fix Released
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