Update Manager Restart button fails on xubuntu

Bug #1232363 reported by Elfy on 2013-09-28
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray
Brian Murray

Bug Description

[Test Case]
This needs to happen on a Xubuntu system
1) In a terminal run "sudo touch /var/run/reboot-required"
2) Run update-manager (if updates are available install them)
3) Click the reboot button in update-manager

With the package from saucy-proposed the Xubuntu system should actually reboot.

[Regression Potential]
Little as this just adds a new code path for rebooting (as a last resort) for Xubuntu.

Update manager reports updates available.

Install updates - supply password as required.

After updates complete, restart required.

Press button - nothing happens.

ProblemType: BugDistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: update-manager 1:0.193
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-8.15-generic 3.11.1
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu1
 Sep 28 06:51:03 hob AptDaemon.Worker: INFO: Finished transaction /org/debian/apt/transaction/3df2110967944d08825e48aa0017ca99
 Sep 28 06:56:26 hob AptDaemon: INFO: Quitting due to inactivity
 Sep 28 06:56:26 hob AptDaemon: INFO: Quitting was requested
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Sep 28 07:33:33 2013
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'first-run' b'false'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'launch-time' b'1380349929'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'show-details' b'true'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-height' b'557'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-width' b'909'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-09-08 (19 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64 (20130907)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: allSourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Elfy (elfy) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Elfy (elfy) on 2013-09-28
summary: - Restart button fails to restart
+ Update Manager Restart button fails
tags: added: xubuntu
summary: - Update Manager Restart button fails
+ Update Manager Restart button fails on xubuntu
Michał Olber (olbi) wrote :

Same here. Restart button doesn't work for me on Xubuntu 13.10.

As of now update-manager does only support restarting via gnome-session-manager and consolekit (fallback). However, Xubuntu 13.10 does not ship with consolekit anymore, so support for restarting via logind needs to be added.

OrangeCrate (bluesan) wrote :

Confirming the bug on Xubuntu 13.10 (64-bit).

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium

The attachment "adds support for logind" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch

A system restart can be requested manually by running "sudo touch /run/reboot-required" and relaunching update-manager.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I plan on uploading this as an SRU next week.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → saucy-updates
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Saucy):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → saucy-updates
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
milestone: saucy-updates → none
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.196.1

update-manager (1:0.196.1) trusty; urgency=low

  * debian/source_update_manager.py: Fix too long line (pep8 error).
 -- Brian Murray <email address hidden> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:31:42 -0700

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
description: updated
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Saucy):
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
status: Triaged → In Progress

Hello Elfy, or anyone else affected,

Accepted update-manager into saucy-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:0.194.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation 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 to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Saucy):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Elfy (elfy) wrote :

That works ok for me.

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

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.194.1

update-manager (1:0.194.1) saucy-proposed; urgency=low

  * Add support for logind to the restart dialog. Thanks to Thaddaus
    Tintenfisch for the patch. (LP: #1232363)
  * In the apport hook ask if the bug is about upgrading from one release to
    another and send bug to ubuntu-release-upgrader. (LP: #1071057)
 -- Brian Murray <email address hidden> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:21:20 -0700

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Saucy):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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