Bug #1681939 reported by errors.ubuntu.com bug bridge on 2017-04-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray

Bug Description

Users upgrading from Xenial to Yakkety may experience a crash running update-manager (after the upgrade) if it has been upgraded but python3-gi is not upgraded.

Test Case
This was just a dependency change in update-manager so the python line numbers in the Traceback will not change. Subsequently, viewing the Errors bucket and confirming that the new version of update-manager does not appear in it will be sufficient.

The Ubuntu Error Tracker has been receiving reports about a problem regarding update-manager. This problem was most recently seen with package version 1:16.10.9, the problem page at https://errors.ubuntu.com/problem/78e1b63ebdb0df37a8e0ace381df3f7b2786a2e5 contains more details, including versions of packages affected, stacktrace or traceback, and individual crash reports.
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Here's the Traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 117, in <module>
    settings.set_int64("launch-time", int(time.time()))
AttributeError: 'Settings' object has no attribute 'set_int64'

This can happen if update-manager is upgraded but python3-gi is not.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Jason Pereira (jasondpereira) wrote :


It looks like this updated update-manager-core package was not checked into the Trusty repo. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 using the Trusty public archive repos. I am getting the following error when performing a update on update-manager-core.

root@*********:~# apt-get download update-manager-core
E: Can't find a source to download version '1:0.196.22' of 'update-manager-core:amd64'

If you need any additional details let me know.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

There was an issue getting update-manager version 1:0.196.23 into the archive, this should be resolved now but may take a bit to propagate to your mirror.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Jason Pereira (jasondpereira) wrote :


I see that package was added to the repo on 2017-04-05 per the status page for update-manager. I still do not see the package 13 days later. Can you verify the package was added to the repo.

Jason Pereira (jasondpereira) wrote :


Thank you for your help everything seems to be working as normal once again.

Hello errors.ubuntu.com, or anyone else affected,

Accepted update-manager into yakkety-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:16.10.10 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 on 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 Yakkety):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
description: updated
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