Update Manager package grouping wrong

Bug #1445825 reported by Ketil on 2015-04-18
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

According to Update Manager, ISC DHCP Client and "Common files used by all the isc-dhcp* packages" are part of the FreeCAD package, which I get from the FreeCAD Daily PPA:

  $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freecad-maintainers-freecad-daily-trusty.list
  deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/freecad-maintainers/freecad-daily/ubuntu trusty main
  # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/freecad-maintainers/freecad-daily/ubuntu trusty main

If I simulate a freecad upgrade with apt-get, there's no mention of ISC DHCP. As far as I can tell, ISC DHCP does not have anything to do with FreeCAD, as it shouldn't, so this appears to be a bug in Update Manager.

I've attached a screenshot showing what this looks like in Update Manager.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.196.12
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-49.81-generic 3.13.11-ckt17
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-49-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.8

Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Apr 18 22:34:13 2015
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'show-details' b'true'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-height' b'555'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'first-run' b'false'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'window-width' b'689'
 b'com.ubuntu.update-manager' b'launch-time' b'1429388830'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-10-19 (181 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ketil (ketil-froyn) wrote :
summary: - Update Manager structures updates wrong
+ Update Manager package grouping wrong
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Marking confirmed based on your screenshot, there seems to be something wrong here. (And also also seen similar issues myself in the past.)

I found some other bugs which are also related to grouping of updates, see bug 1237277 and bug 1214218 for details. In both cases, the "parent" package originates from a PPA, but I don't know if this is the underlying reason or not, so I don't feel comfortable marking this as a duplicate. Might be worth investigating, though.

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