Exits on any download error (regression)

Bug #1067563 reported by Roger Binns on 2012-10-17
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have several repositories including some vendor ones (eg virtualbox) and many ppa's. If update-manager has any problem downloading any of those non-Ubuntu provided repositories then it exits at the end. I then have to run it a second time, abort the repository downloads and then I can install outstanding updates.

A common reason for repositories failing to download is ppa's not providing packages for the current Ubuntu release. They eventually will, so I'm happy to leave the ppas enabled until they do provide them.

There is no particular reason for update-manager to unilaterally decide to exit on repository download failure. And if it is going to then at least only do it if the download failures were for the official Ubuntu repositories.

This is a regression - versions prior to quantal would tell you of the errors, and then let you install updated packages.

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
Date: Tue Oct 16 17:10:58 2012
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'first-run' b'false'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'launch-time' b'1350432526'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'show-details' b'true'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-height' b'922'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-width' b'964'
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-12 (4 days ago)

Roger Binns (ubuntu-rogerbinns) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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