If launched during update, window is just a title bar

Bug #1297132 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2014-03-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

update-manager 1:0.196.7, Ubuntu Trusty

1. Begin installing updates at a terminal. (sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade)
2. While updates are installing, launch Software Updater.

What happens: Only a title bar appears, not the rest of the window.

What should happen: The window appears with "Checking for updates…" progress as normal,
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareUpdates#launch-manual>
with status text "Waiting for other tasks to complete…".
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwarePackageOperations#general>

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This might be a change in symptoms of bug 1251623.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: trusty
Robert (rspier) wrote :

I was seeing this as well, and discovered that the cause was a stale update-manager instance from a month ago was still running. Killing that process resulted in the symptom going away and update-manager works properly now.

robert 17292 0.0 0.1 732572 12432 ? SNl May25 0:44 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/update-manager --no-update --no-focus-on-map

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