Update Manager opens when there is no network connection

Bug #385433 reported by Scott Ritchie on 2009-06-10
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

update-manager 1:0.121, Ubuntu 9.10

In Jaunty, Update Manager will generally wait a week or so before it shows itself once updates are available. However, it currently doesn't check to make sure there's actually a network connection to download those updates from.

I discovered this when I brought my laptop to a restaurant to grab a bite to eat and do some work - when I booted, Update Manager appeared and offered to do some updates, however none were doable.

I suggest simply delaying update manager's opening until a network connection is available.

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareUpdates#Launching_automatically>: "Update Manager should launch automatically ... when the computer has been connected to the Internet for at least one minute..."

Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Daniel Polehn (dpolehn-gmail) wrote :

This bug has been stagnant for quite a while. Is this still an issue?

Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

I believe update manager will still come up sometimes without a network connection, though I think it needs retesting

description: updated
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