VarLogDistupgrade attachment corrupted / empty

Bug #369951 reported by Brian Murray
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

I've recently ran into a fair number of apport-package bug reports that contain an empty or corrupted VarLogDistupgrade file. I'm uncertain how the file ends up in this state but it makes the bug report much less useful.

Example bugs:
bug 367714
bug 367948
bug 367958
bug 368094

Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

All the bug reports seem to have a dated VarLogDistupgrade file like VarLogDistupgrade200904231030.gz.

Revision history for this message
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

These reports are created by apt, reassigning

affects: apport (Ubuntu) → apt (Ubuntu)
Revision history for this message
Jamie Kitson (jamie-kitson) wrote :

This seems to be current, see the comments on bug 449679.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → lucid-alpha-2
Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
milestone: lucid-alpha-2 → ubuntu-10.04-beta-1
assignee: nobody → Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
Michael Vogt (mvo)
affects: apt (Ubuntu) → update-manager (Ubuntu)
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) → Michael Vogt (mvo)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I fixed one possible case for this inside update-manager.

It looks like this is caused by the subdirectories under like:
to be written as:

I suspect some of this is fallout from #332350 that was fixed around Aug 2009

Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.133.1

update-manager (1:0.133.1) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Barry Warsaw ]
  * Fix obvious NameError by adding a missing import. (LP: #537250)

  [ David Planella ]
  * Made some strings translatable and extractable as a fix for
    LP: #537277

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * po/*.po:
    - updated from rosetta
  * DistUpgrade/
    - do not try to add directories under /var/log/dist-upgrade
      to a apport report (LP: #369951)

  [ Shlomi Loubaton ]
  * Set text direction for update treeview to be always LTR regardless
    of current language settings (LP: #316171)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 23:43:27 +0100

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers

Remote bug watches

Bug watches keep track of this bug in other bug trackers.