update hardy to intrepid RC failed with dpkg locked

Bug #288746 reported by Andreas Jellinghaus on 2008-10-24
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

updateing hardy (kubuntu-desktop plus other packages from all 4 repo branches) to intrepid on x86_64.
started with kdesu "adept_manager --dist-upgrade-devel" as suggested. at some point the update procedure
failed to install the new update-manager package: because dpkg failed - the dpkg database was already locked.

attaching all logs as suggested by riddel on irc.

Andreas Jellinghaus (tolonuga) wrote :
Andreas Jellinghaus (tolonuga) wrote :

apt-term.log is empty

Andreas Jellinghaus (tolonuga) wrote :

oops, konqueror told me it was empty. that was wrong, it was permission denied.
here is the file.

Andreas Jellinghaus (tolonuga) wrote :
Andreas Jellinghaus (tolonuga) wrote :
Andreas Jellinghaus (tolonuga) wrote :

sorry, all log files in german.

now I can't run kdesu "adept-manager ..." etc. again - no such file or directory.

also kdesu is no longer installed either.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

I just did a test upgrade with german locales and that works for me. Could you please attach the output of:
$ ls -l /var/lib/apt/periodic
$ ls -l /etc/cron.daily/apt
and the file /var/log/apt/term.log ?


Changed in update-manager:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: New → Incomplete
Andreas Jellinghaus (tolonuga) wrote :

 ls -l /var/lib/apt/periodic/
insgesamt 0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2008-10-24 08:02 update-stamp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2008-10-24 15:46 update-success-stamp

ls -l /etc/cron.daily/apt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7680 2008-08-14 18:56 /etc/cron.daily/apt

Przemek K. (azrael) on 2009-11-16
summary: - update hoary to intrepid RC failed with dpkg locked
+ update hardy to intrepid RC failed with dpkg locked
Maarten Bezemer (veger) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. When you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running apport-collect 288746 and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

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