Should inform user if running during shutdown/reboot process

Bug #506709 reported by Daniel Richard G.
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unattended-upgrades

This concerns unattended-upgrades 0.52ubuntu1 in Karmic.

If u-u is in the midst of upgrading the system, and the user shuts down or reboots, the unattended-upgrade-shutdown script pauses the process until the upgrade finishes. In the default Ubuntu (Gnome) desktop, this occurs at the black screen with the white Ubuntu logo in the middle, that appears shortly before the final poweroff/reboot.

If an upgrade is in progress, this logo-screen will appear for (potentially) a lot longer than it normally does, and with no indication as to why. The user may become impatient or confused, believing that the shutdown/reboot process has hung ("it never takes this long!") and may decide to "help" things along by reaching for the power button.

This is a wishlist item, that if u-u is delaying the shutdown/reboot process in order to install updates, that it explicitly inform the user of what is going on.

Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → lucid-alpha-3
Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu Lucid):
milestone: lucid-alpha-3 → ubuntu-10.04-beta-1
Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Steve Langasek (vorlon)
Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu Lucid):
milestone: ubuntu-10.04-beta-1 → ubuntu-10.04-beta-2
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unattended-upgrades - 0.55ubuntu3

unattended-upgrades (0.55ubuntu3) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * add Vcs-Bzr header
  * unattended-upgrade-shutdown:
    - add information to plymouth shutdown screen if a
      unattended-upgrade is in progress (LP: #506709)

  [ Loïc Minier ]
  * Fix typo in README.
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:47:08 +0100

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