Phantom package management error while trying to install nvidia driver with jockey

Bug #820868 reported by Jan Rathmann on 2011-08-04
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jockey (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Hello,

after installing Oneiric for Alpha 3-testing, I was as usual trying to installing the propritary Nvidia driver via Jockey.

But this was unsuccessfull, resulting in a package management error message that poped up shortly after the "Downloading and installing driver"-progress dialog appeared (see attached screenshot), saying "Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.".

The interesting thing is, despite the error message there seemed to be nothing wrong regarding package management on my system.
"dpkg --configure -a" showed nothing, and trying to install nvidia-current via Synaptic worked without any problem or warning.

So there seems to be an issue with Jockey believing, that somethings wrong with the package management, which in reality isn't the case.

Kind regards,
Jan

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: jockey-common 0.9.3-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-7.9-generic 3.0.0
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-7-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Aug 4 13:00:11 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/jockey/jockey-backend
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha amd64 (20110803.1)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
MachineType: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P35-DS3
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:

ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6
SourcePackage: jockey
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 07/10/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
dmi.bios.version: F13
dmi.board.name: P35-DS3
dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.board.version: x.x
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAwardSoftwareInternational,Inc.:bvrF13:bd07/10/2008:svnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:pnP35-DS3:pvr:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rnP35-DS3:rvrx.x:cvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: P35-DS3
dmi.sys.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :
tags: added: iso-testing
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Brian, could you look at this please ? It could be a transient error due to a previous package installation failure. thanks.

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
assignee: Brian Murray (brian-murray) → nobody
Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :

I didn't see this anymore during my last test installations, so this bug seems fixed to me :-)

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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