software-properties-gtk crashed with IOError in write_config(): [Errno 13] Permission denied: '//etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic'

Bug #816061 reported by Shyam on 2011-07-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

crashed while trying to change update frequency from daily to never (since i prefer command line updates manually)

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: software-properties-gtk 0.81.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-7.8-generic 3.0.0
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-7-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jul 25 18:22:50 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/software-properties-gtk
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha amd64 (20110705.1)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-properties-gtk
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk']
SourcePackage: software-properties
Title: software-properties-gtk crashed with IOError in write_config(): [Errno 13] Permission denied: '//etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic'
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Shyam (reddy-shyam) wrote :
visibility: private → public
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-07-26
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.81.4

software-properties (0.81.4) oneiric; urgency=low

  * softwareproperties/
    - move trustdb into tmpdir as gnupg insists in creating it
  * softwareproperties/gtk/
    - use policykit for changing the update interval (LP: #816061)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:13:23 +0200

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