[HWE] should advise use of update-manager instead of apt-get

Bug #1348227 reported by Michael Vogt on 2014-07-24
14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Precise
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

TEST CASE:
1. install precise desktop the hwe stack with all updates (e.g. linux-image-generic-lts-saucy)
2. run hwe-support-status
3. verify that you see something with apt-get
4. install update-manager from precise-proposed
5. repeat 2
6. verify that this time the reocmmendation is update-manager

When the user has update-manager installed, he/she should see a message in hwe-support-status to use that instead of apt-get

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Peter Matulis (petermatulis) wrote :

I saw this with an install based on 12.04.3 media. Today I did a full-upgrade and this is what I got as motd and with running "hwe-support-status --verbose':

===
Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support
on 08/07/14. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel
and graphics stack) of your system will no longer be available.

For more information, please see:
http://wiki.ubuntu.com/1204_HWE_EOL

To upgrade to a supported (or longer supported) configuration:

* Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS by running:
sudo do-release-upgrade

OR

* Install a newer HWE version by running:
sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-trusty libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-trusty xserver-xorg-lts-trusty linux-image-generic-lts-trusty

and reboot your system.
===

I confirmed that update-manager is installed:

$ dpkg-query -W update-manager
update-manager 1:0.156.14.15

summary: - should advice about update-manager instead of apt-get for hwe
+ [HWE] should advise use of update-manager instead of apt-get
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2014-07-24
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
description: updated

Hello Michael, or anyone else affected,

Accepted update-manager into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:0.156.14.17 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 Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Peter Matulis (petermatulis) wrote :

I went through the TEST CASE provided in the description of this bug and confirmed that the use of update-manager is now advised:

$ apt-cache policy update-manager
update-manager:
  Installed: 1:0.156.14.17
  Candidate: 1:0.156.14.17
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.156.14.17 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-proposed/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:0.156.14.16 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
     1:0.156.14.5 0
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/main amd64 Packages
     1:0.156.14 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages

$ hwe-support-status --verbose

Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support
on 2014-08-07. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel
and graphics stack) of your system will no longer be available.

For more information, please see:
http://wiki.ubuntu.com/1204_HWE_EOL

There is a graphics stack installed on this system. An upgrade to a
supported (or longer supported) configuration will become available
on 2014-07-16 and can be invoked by running 'update-manager' in the
Dash.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

I have reproduced the problem with update-manager 1:0.156.14.16 in precise-updates and have verified that the version of update-manager 1:0.156.14.17 in -proposed fixes the issue.

Frederic Masi (fmasi) wrote :

+1

I just tested this on a 12.0.3 and I can confirm that update-manager 1.0.156.14.17 now produces a message of the day with the
desired set of instructions.

The verification of the Stable Release Update for update-manager 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 regressions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.156.14.17

---------------
update-manager (1:0.156.14.17) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * fix regression in release upgrader download (LP: #1348067)
  * ensure to tell the user about update-manager when its
    installed (LP: #1348227)

  [ Yu Ning ]
  * fix bug in multiarch handling for hwe-support-status
    --show-replacements (LP: #1349400)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:26:41 +0200

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers