libssl0.9.8 config asking me 'which services should be restarted to make them use the new lbraries?'

Bug #91814 reported by Stuart Bishop on 2007-03-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
openssl (Ubuntu)
Luke Yelavich

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

This seems a rather pointless question to ask the user giving we are doing an OS upgrade and we have been told to shut down all the running programs.

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Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2007-03-13
Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen) wrote :

Bringing milestone forward

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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Just hit this on an upgrade:

 * Services to restart in make them use the new libraries
 * [ntp ] [Help]

This question shouldn't be appearing at all; "mummy, what's 'ntp'?".

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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Target for 8.04 since it clearly got missed for 7.04...

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milestone: ubuntu-7.04 → ubuntu-8.04
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Luke, can you have a look at this? Perhaps lowering the priority of the question will be sufficient, though it might be worth doing a cursory check that there's nothing there that could seriously break on a desktop system if automatically restarted. I would also recommend triggering the stock "reboot soon" desktop notification.

Changed in openssl:
assignee: nobody → themuso
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James Westby (james-w) wrote :


bug 182446 appears to be a duplicate of this bug,
or at least very similar, it may be a different version of



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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

We had a similar upgrade issue with libc6. Currently there are two environment variables that may be interessting:

The libc6.preinst looks like this:
                  db_subst glibc/upgrade services $services
                    if [ "$RELEASE_UPGRADE_MODE" = desktop ]; then
                        db_input medium glibc/upgrade || true
                        db_input critical glibc/upgrade || true

We can probably use a similar solution. If the default is to restart, we need to be careful that nothing on the desktop breaks due to the restart.

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Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

Still seeing this, Gutsy -> Hardy upgrade.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package openssl - 0.9.8g-4ubuntu3

openssl (0.9.8g-4ubuntu3) hardy; urgency=low

  * Use a different priority for libssl0.9.8/restart-services depending on whether
    a desktop, or server dist-upgrade is being performed. (LP: #91814)
  * Display a system restart required notification bubble on libssl0.9.8 upgrade.

 -- Luke Yelavich <email address hidden> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:50:53 +1000

Changed in openssl:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

I like seeing this kind of long-standing issues fixed. Thanks - we're not only here to complain!

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