KPackageKit fails to recover from a dpkg interruption

Bug #483788 reported by Huynh Huu, Long on 2009-11-16
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KPackageKit
Invalid
Medium
kpackagekit (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kpackagekit

In case of an dpkg-interruption KPackageKit tells me about a different packagemanager already running, which is not the case -- error messages should at least point to the correct problem, if at all. Therefore I could not fix this problem via the GUI, which forced me to switch to the command line.
There was no lock file in /var/lock to be seen, "sudo aptitude update" gave:

$ sudo aptitude update
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

After following this instruction I could use KPackageKit for updating packages again. Please consider handling this case within a userfriendly dialog, thanks!

kpackagekit version: 0.4.2-0ubuntu3 (according to dpkg.log the version didn't change during the above procedure)
on Ubuntu 9.10

Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Confirmed by killing the dpkg process whle removing a package. Kpackagekit only complains about not being able to get the excusive lock on the database without any suggestion on how to fix this.

Changed in kpackagekit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

I have reported this bug to the KPackageKit developers. You can follow it at https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215610 . Please report any other bugs you may find!

Philip Muškovac (yofel) on 2010-01-15
Changed in kpackagekit (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in kpackagekit:
status: Unknown → Invalid
Changed in kpackagekit:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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