cron.daily/apt reports MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-headers..."

Bug #1527166 reported by latimerio on 2015-12-17
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
python-apt (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Today I received the following messages from /etc/cron.daily/apt on my 14.04 LTS server

MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-headers-3.13.0-73'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-image-extra-3.13.0-73-generic'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-image-3.13.0-73-generic'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-headers-3.13.0-73-generic'

First of all I suppose the message should read non-upgradable
non-upgrable is possibly incorrect and should be corrected.

Secondly I have no clue, what this message means so the error message should be revised to give more details.

I think this as a minor bug but messages should always be correct, precise and possibly helpful.

Related branches

latimerio (fomember) on 2015-12-17
description: updated
tags: added: trusty
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The message and typo comes from python-apt.

Changed in python-apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Thomas A. F. Thorne (tafthorne) wrote :

Seen in an email this morning from a 16.04 system:
/etc/cron.daily/apt:
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-image-4.4.0-59-generic'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-tools-3.13.0-107-generic'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-tools-3.13.0-107'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-headers-4.4.0-59-generic'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-headers-4.4.0-59'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-cloud-tools-3.13.0-107'
MarkUpgrade() called on a non-upgrable pkg: 'linux-cloud-tools-3.13.0-107-generic'

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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