Please provide an informative error message when an update is restricted due to having severe regressions

Bug #240445 reported by James Westby on 2008-06-16
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager


Occasionally when an update is found to have severe regressions
the .deb files will be locked down on the server, and apt will report
a 403 error trying to retrieve them.

It would be great if update-manager could spot this and provide
an informative error message to the users, as some don't understand
it and file bugs.

It wouldn't have to indicate that the update is buggy, it could just
say there is a temporary problem and the user should try to
update later.



James Westby (james-w) on 2008-06-16
Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I'm milestoning this for Jaunty review.

Changed in update-manager:
milestone: none → later
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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