partial upgrade notification window is confusing

Bug #1292840 reported by Nate Finch on 2014-03-15
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I got a notice that not all upgrades could be run, as shown in the attached image. The problem is that the UI is confusing.

There's a "partial upgrade" button, whose purpose is clear, but there's alternatively a "continue" button, and I have no idea what that will do. Continue what? I haven't done performed an action that needs to continue, this window popped up by itself.

It seems like there are two options for what that button could mean... it might mean "cancel" and do nothing, or it might mean"run a full upgrade".... in the latter case, I don't actually know what the difference is between that and a partial upgrade, since the text says that not all upgrades can be installed and that a partial upgrade will install as many updates as possible. So how is that different than a full upgrade?

I clicked continue to see what it does, and it appears to dump me into the software updater to do a normal upgrade.... so I'm still confused as to the purpose of partial upgrade vs. whatever continue does. Why would one ever do the partial upgrade if they could just continue to the full upgrade window?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:0.216.1
Uname: Linux 3.13.1-031301-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: ubuntu
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Mar 15 08:25:53 2014
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-07-10 (247 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
Symptom: ubuntu-release-upgrader
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-01-14 (59 days ago)

Nate Finch (natefinch) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

It's estimated to have a moderate impact on a large portion of Ubuntu users.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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