package unattended-upgrades 0.82.1ubuntu2.4 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script was killed by signal (Terminated)

Bug #1525469 reported by Don Mullis on 2015-12-12
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Installer hung, so I killed it.

`ps -eFHw` beforehand said:

root 22667 21419 0 1828 5180 1 09:14 pts/20 00:00:00 /usr/bin/dpkg --status-fd 54 --configure ntpdate:i386 libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0:i386 python-apt-common:all python3-apt:i386 gnome-desktop3-data:all libgnome-desktop-3-7:i386 gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0:i386 gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0:i386 grub-common:i386 grub2-common:i386 grub-pc-bin:i386 grub-pc:i386 gstreamer1.0-alsa:i386 gstreamer1.0-plugins-base:i386 gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps:i386 gstreamer1.0-x:i386 python-apt:i386 unattended-upgrades:all
root 30641 22667 0 566 556 1 21:41 pts/20 00:00:00 /bin/sh /var/lib/dpkg/info/libc-bin.postinst triggered ldconfig
root 30642 30641 0 274 440 1 21:41 pts/20 00:00:00 /sbin/ldconfig.real

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: unattended-upgrades 0.82.1ubuntu2.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-71.114-generic 3.13.11-ckt29
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-71-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Dec 11 21:41:43 2015
DuplicateSignature: package:unattended-upgrades:0.82.1ubuntu2.4:subprocess installed post-installation script was killed by signal (Terminated)
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script was killed by signal (Terminated)
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-12-01 (376 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140417)
PackageArchitecture: all
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.5
 apt 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
SourcePackage: unattended-upgrades
Title: package unattended-upgrades 0.82.1ubuntu2.4 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script was killed by signal (Terminated)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Don Mullis (don.mullis) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check

grub was "half configured". dpkg was sleeping instead of configuring. Relaunching the installer from a terminal revealed the problem: grub itself was launching a terminal window and asking questions. Under software updater, the window was never displayed.

reboot and then from a terminal window:

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update

Many things re-installed. During the "update" phase, grub displayed a completely new terminal window which reported that the disk had changed and I needed to identify the new disk (it had not). I fed it one of the choices ( I think /dev/hda) and it was happy, and everything seems to be functional again. I think it was the inability of software updater to permit the terminal window which caused the dpkg to wait for ever.

-Chris

Balint Reczey (rbalint) wrote :

Reassigning to update-manager since it started the installation, u-u does not seem to be at fault here.

affects: unattended-upgrades (Ubuntu) → update-manager (Ubuntu)
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