Skip rebuilding python-apt in upgrade autopkgtests

Bug #1781586 reported by Balint Reczey on 2018-07-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


 * Python-apt has a new build dependency making the rebuilding as is failing and the reference handling issue is worked around in unattended-upgrades already.

 * Table updates of python-apt may make u-u autopkgtest fail without the u-u package having any problem when it is installed.

[Test Case]

 * Check upgrade-all-security autopkgtest output, it should not rebuild the python-apt package.

[Regression Potential]

 * Autopkgtest may fail due running it with not rebuilt python-apt. This problem can be caught easily when testing the package.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unattended-upgrades - 1.4ubuntu2

unattended-upgrades (1.4ubuntu2) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * Redirect stderr output in upgrade-all-security and
    upgrade-between-snapshots otherwise it breaks the test (LP: #1781446)
  * Skip rebuilding python-apt in upgrade autopkgtests.
    Python-apt has a new build dependency making the rebuilding as is failing
    and the reference handling issue is worked around in unattended-upgrades
    already, install release's latest python-apt in upgrade-all-security
    instead (LP: #1781586)

 -- Balint Reczey <email address hidden> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:08:54 +0200

Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released

Hello Balint, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unattended-upgrades into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic
Balint Reczey (rbalint) wrote :

1.1ubuntu1.18.04.5 rebuilding python-apt:
dpkg-deb: building package 'python3-apt' in '../python3-apt_1.6.2_amd64.deb'.
dpkg-deb: building package 'python3-apt-dbg' in '../python3-apt-dbg_1.6.2_amd64.deb'.
 dpkg-genchanges >../python-apt_1.6.2_amd64.changes

1.1ubuntu1.18.04.6 not rebuilding python-apt:

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic
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