Upgrade notifications vanished

Bug #907326 reported by Alessander Botti Benevides on 2011-12-21
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Bug Description

Hi,

I am on a Kubuntu 11.04 64 bit. My problem is that the upgrade notifications for 11.10 are gone. They appeared for a while and suddenly vanished.

More information:
* In KPackageKit, in "Settings" -> "Edit Software Sources" -> "Updates" -> "Release Upgrade" -> is set to "Normal Releases";
* $ sudo do-release-upgrade -c
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  No new release found
* $ do-release-upgrade -c
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
* "$ sudo do-release-upgrade -c -d" or "$ do-release-upgrade -c -d"
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
* "$ sudo do-release-upgrade -c -p" or "$ do-release-upgrade -c -p"
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
* $ /usr/lib/update-manager/check-new-release
  Checking for a new ubuntu release
  New release 'oneiric' available.
  Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.
* $ tail -n 1 /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades; echo; lsb_release -a; uname -a
  prompt=normal

  LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch
  Distributor ID: Ubuntu
  Description: Ubuntu 11.04
  Release: 11.04
  Codename: natty
  Linux alessander-Vostro1310 2.6.38-13-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Mon Nov 28 19:33:45 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Regarding those flags in "do-release-upgrade":
       -c, --check-dist-upgrade-only
              Check only if a new distribution release is available and report the result via the exit code
       -d, --devel-release
              Check if upgrading to the latest devel release is possible
       -p, --proposed
              Try upgrading to the latest release using the upgrader from Ubuntu-proposed

P.S.: I was able to upgrade by the command "do-release-upgrade". Why "do-release-upgrade" works while "sudo do-release-upgrade" does not? It took a while for me to try "do-release-upgrade" and see that the root password would be asked later. Moreover, with the flags "-c -d" or "-c -p", the "sudo" command does not seems to affect the result of "do-release-upgrade".

I know that "sudo do-release-upgrade -c -d" returned "Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it." instead of "Run 'sudo do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it.". However, IMHO, it makes more sense to run it with "sudo". Maybe, this can be considered an usability problem of "do-release-upgrade".

Thanks,
Alessander
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tags: added: upgrade-software-version
description: updated
description: updated
summary: - Cannot perform online upgrade from Kubuntu 11.04 64 bit to 11.10.
+ Upgrade notifications vanished
description: updated
affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu) → kpackagekit (Ubuntu)
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