kubuntu adept_manager --version-upgrade to 7.10 has some confusing dialog messages.

Bug #150927 reported by magor on 2007-10-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: adept-manager

During the upgrade to Kubuntu Version 7.10 the upgrade GUI displayed a warning about services that need to be restarted. I can not recall the exact wording but it had to do with packages like xdm, kdm etc needing to be restarted and that you might have problems running authenticated applications until this happens. The dialog message makes sense to me, but I am reporting on behalf of my brother who has only been using Linux for about six months. He had no idea what the warning was talking about.

Problem: Messages are not "new" user friendly.

Possible Solution: Have a simple version of the warning such as "After this upgrade is complete it may be necessary to restart your computer". Then we could have the warning details below detailing that it is possible to just restart xdm, kdm etc without have to reboot.

Yuriy Kozlov (yuriy-kozlov) wrote :

The message especially seems silly since you will need to restart the computer for the kernel update.

Changed in adept:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
magor (root-sweetismarvelous) wrote :

They say "It safe to ignore this warning".

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu. Gutsy reached EOL on April 18th, 2009.
Please see this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:

I've tried recreating this bug with Natty and was unable to, given the information you've provided. Please either a) upgrade and test or b) increase the verbosity of the steps to recreate it so we can try again.

Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for update-manager (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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