upgrade to 8.04 asks user to quit all applications too early in the upgrade process

Bug #234704 reported by Chris Thomas (CTho) on 2008-05-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

The distribution upgrade process asked me to quit all applications before it started downloading new packages. It then spent 2 hours downloading new packages before doing anything that really required quitting applications. I should be able to use my computer normally until the point where the upgrade actually starts making changes (i.e. only tell the user to quit applications *after* the "Getting new packages" step).

That said, if I were doing an unattended upgrade, I wouldn't want to have to wait around for 2 hours to hit "ok" on the prompt to quit all applications, so I don't have any suggestions for a perfect solution.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 7.10
Release: 7.10
$ apt-cache policy update-manager
  Installed: 1:0.81.3
  Candidate: 1:0.87.27
  Version table:
     1:0.87.27 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
     1:0.87.24 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
 *** 1:0.81.3 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2008-05-27
Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → later
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in update-manager:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed

I'll close this bug because this versions are EOL.

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