upgrade to intrepid: KDE shows white screen

Bug #315058 reported by Dirk Vermeir on 2009-01-08
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

(upgrade to intrepid) java-doc failed to install,
reboot then came up with empty screen after KDE showed first screen
killing X and restarting seems to do the trick

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Package: update-manager None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/update-manager.list]
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
Title: package update-manager None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/update-manager.list] failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: SystemError in cache.commit(): E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-9-generic i686

Dirk Vermeir (dvermeir) wrote :
Michele Mangili (mangilimic) wrote :

Hello Dirk!

I've read the log and it seems that your problem with java-doc is related to bug: #85969 .

In fact you got the following error:

Setting up sun-java6-doc (6-10-0ubuntu2) ...

This package is an installer package, it does not actually contain the

JDK documentation. You will need to go download one of the


    jdk-6-doc.zip jdk-6-doc-ja.zip

(choose the non-update version if this is the first installation).

Please visit


now and download. The file should be owned by root.root and be copied

to /tmp.

[Press RETURN to try again, 'no' + RETURN to abort] no

Abort installation of JDK documentation

dpkg: error processing sun-java6-doc (--configure):

 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1

At the same time I don't think that your problem with kde must be addressed to update-manager since it hasn't reported any errors related to the upgrade of kde. To be honest I don't know which is the most appropriate package for your bug report.

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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