[Quantal] [Regression] update-manager fails and exits if any source cannot be reached

Bug #1067374 reported by Swâmi Petaramesh on 2012-10-16
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Michael Terry

Bug Description

Confirming immediately, as behaviour is consistent across 6 machines and more than a month.

In Quantal, update-manager immediately exits if any of the sources listed in /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* is temporarily unreachable, or if its package list update fails for whatever reason.

This prevents installing updates from working sources as soon as one, possibly minor, additional source fails. (and some minor sources do fail very often, such as http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian that is a good example...)

This is a regression. Previous to Quantal, having one failing source didn't prevent from upgrading from other, working ones.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: update-manager 1:0.174.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 1ea6109db29b53f721a523a77b7f3abf
CheckboxSystem: d00f84de8a555815fa1c4660280da308
Date: Tue Oct 16 16:25:38 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'first-run' b'false'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'launch-time' b'1350396625'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'show-details' b'true'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-height' b'516'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-width' b'570'
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-08-28 (49 days ago)

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → quantal-updates
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2012-11-19
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Terry (mterry)
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