unattended-upgrades post-installation script returned error exit status 128 due to debconf passthrough frontend failing

Bug #1638492 reported by Hans on 2016-11-02
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This bug affects 35 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

package unattended-upgrades 0.90ubuntu0.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 128

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: unattended-upgrades 0.90ubuntu0.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-45.66-generic 4.4.21
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64
.var.log.unattended-upgrades.unattended-upgrades.log:

ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Nov 2 09:21:06 2016
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 128
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-07-29 (95 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.12~ubuntu16.04.1
SourcePackage: unattended-upgrades
Title: package unattended-upgrades 0.90ubuntu0.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 128
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
modified.conffile..etc.apt.apt.conf.d.10periodic:
 APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";
 APT::Periodic::Download-Upgradeable-Packages "1";
 APT::Periodic::AutocleanInterval "0";
 APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";
mtime.conffile..etc.apt.apt.conf.d.10periodic: 2016-09-14T10:24:20.453516

Hans (hoeflha) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Balint Reczey (rbalint) on 2018-07-25
Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Balint Reczey (rbalint) on 2018-12-04
summary: - package unattended-upgrades 0.90ubuntu0.1 failed to install/upgrade:
- subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status
- 128
+ unattended-upgrades post-installation script returned error exit status
+ 128 due to debconf passthrough frontend failing
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