package man-db 2.7.4-1 failed to install/upgrade: triggers looping, abandoned

Bug #1513692 reported by nil007 on 2015-11-06
This bug affects 17 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
man-db (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Xenial by Alberto Salvia Novella

Bug Description

happened during 16.04 upgradation from 15.10

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: man-db 2.7.4-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-17.21-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.2-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Nov 6 08:38:16 2015
DuplicateSignature: package:man-db:2.7.4-1:triggers looping, abandoned
ErrorMessage: triggers looping, abandoned
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-05 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
 dpkg 1.18.3ubuntu1
SourcePackage: man-db
Title: package man-db 2.7.4-1 failed to install/upgrade: triggers looping, abandoned
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2015-11-06 (0 days ago)

nil007 (nil007) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in man-db (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in man-db (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in man-db (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
James Banks (jb52009) wrote :

I think that giving more of a warning about these Upgrade problems would be a great kindness to average users. Even more so a kindness to the Microsoft refugees who chose Ubuntu because it was supposed to be easy to use and "Just Work" without writing up a lot of custom scripts. If the only dependable upgrade is a complete re-installation from a DVD, then please tell us so.
Please don't prank thousands of people with that "Upgrade" button on a popup menu.

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