[jaunty] Software Sources panel does not remember auto-update settings after upgrade from hardy

Bug #387704 reported by Karsten W. Rohrbach on 2009-06-16
This bug affects 1 person
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software-properties (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt
Nominated for Jaunty by Karsten W. Rohrbach

Bug Description

After distribution upgrade from hardy to jaunty (amd64 here), it is no longer possible to save the auto-upgrade/download settings in a persistent manner. Changing the toggles works, but closing an re-opening the dialog yields the old settings without the user's modifications.


Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

Linux pollux 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:58:03 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Karsten W. Rohrbach (byteborg) wrote :


Auto-update settings are kept in /etc/apt.conf.d/10periodic.
There was also /etc/apt.conf.d/20auto-upgrades, perhaps a remnant of an older version of the updater's instrumentation.
Removing the 20auto-upgrades file restores the desired behaviour.

Perhaps it would make sense to remove/rename the 20auto-upgrades file in the post-install hook?

description: updated
Karsten W. Rohrbach (byteborg) wrote :

might relate to bug #370795 in software-properties as well

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

I added a fix for this to karmic

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.75

software-properties (0.75) karmic; urgency=low

  * new helper script "add-apt-repository" that can be used to
    enable a repository from the commandline. Useful for e.g.
    'add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-desktop'
  * fix error in auto-upgrade settings when
    dpkg-reconfigure unattended-upgrades was used (LP: #387704)
  * po/zh_TW.po:
    - updated, thanks to Roy Chan (LP: #365040)
  * softwareproperties/kde/SoftwarePropertiesKDE.py:
    - do not error on cancel (LP: #364288)
    - use the SUDO_USER home instead of /root (if available)
      (LP: #364197)
    - add utf8() function and replace the custom converts to it
      (hopefully fixes LP: #362188)
    - disable "Find best server" for now, the threading crashing
  * softwareproperties/gtk/DialogCacheOutdated.py:
    - fix incorrect wait on synaptic (LP: #357617, LP: #349639)
  * softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py:
    - check/ensure apt daily cron job is executable (LP: #390319)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:54:38 +0200

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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