Update Manager brings itself into focus when using synaptic

Bug #366976 reported by Luc-Ace on 2009-04-25
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

In Jaunty (904) when the Update Manager is open but minimized and you install something with Synaptic, Update Manager will bring itself into focus and become the front most window when Synaptic has completed the install. I would have expected it to have remained minimized.

Luc-Ace (luc-ace) wrote :
summary: - Update Manager unminizes itself when using synaptic
+ Update Manager brings itself it focus when using synaptic
Luc-Ace (luc-ace) on 2009-04-27
summary: - Update Manager brings itself it focus when using synaptic
+ Update Manager brings itself into focus when using synaptic
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Could you please open a termianl and run "killall update-notifier; update-notifier --debug-updates".

Then please trigger the bug and attach the output from the terminal to this report.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
status: New → Incomplete
Luc-Ace (luc-ace) wrote :

Steps to reproduce:

1. Have update-manager open with updates available
2. Launch Synaptic Package Manager
3. Pick anything application/library to install but don't select the updates (ie don't select "Mark All Upgrades")
4. After the installation is complete the update-manager will come into focus

The following are the debug messages from: 'update-notifier --debug-updates'

$ update-notifier --debug-updates
(update-notifier:3136): update-DEBUG: update_check()

** (update-notifier:3136): DEBUG: /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check returned 7 (security: 14)
(update-notifier:3136): update-DEBUG: is_package_system_locked: 0
** (update-notifier:3136): DEBUG: crashreport_check

(update-notifier:3136): update-DEBUG: update_apt_is_running: 1

(update-notifier:3136): update-DEBUG: update_apt_is_running: 1

(update-notifier:3136): update-DEBUG: update_check()

** (update-notifier:3136): DEBUG: /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check returned 7 (security: 14)
(update-notifier:3136): update-DEBUG: is_package_system_locked: 0
(update-notifier:3136): update-DEBUG: update_apt_is_running: 0

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks, this is a side effect of the new update-manager policy that it always auto open if there are security updates. Now always is probably a bit too aggressive :/

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