Crash in pm.GetArchives()

Bug #475848 reported by DrC on 2009-11-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

See attached screen shot. It looks as though the upgrade left some old incompatible packages in place.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Nov 5 21:08:23 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: update-manager 1:0.126.6
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: update-manager
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

DrC (drcowsley) wrote :
DrC (drcowsley) wrote :
DrC (drcowsley) wrote :

Update Manager subsequently ran normally from the System-Administration menu.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

Could you please check /var/crash and attach the output of "ls -l /var/crash" ? Could you please also attach any file in there that contains "update-manager" in its name?

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
DrC (drcowsley) wrote :

As requested.

Cheers - and thanks...


Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Here is the error:

PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/update-manager', '--no-focus-on-map']
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/UpdateManager/", line 581, in on_button_install_clicked
   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/DistUpgrade/", line 1051, in checkFreeSpace
     for (dir, size) in [(archivedir, self.requiredDownload),
   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/UpdateManager/Core/", line 72, in requiredDownload
     pm.GetArchives(fetcher, self._list, self._records)
 SystemError: E:I wasn't able to locate file for the libpython2.6 package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.

Was this a one time problem? Or does it happen repeatedly?

summary: - First update of 9.10 after upgrade from 9.04
+ Crash in pm.GetArchives()
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
DrC (drcowsley) wrote :

Was this a one time problem?


The problem appeared on accepting the first routine invitation to update. After collecting the evidence, System-Administration-Update Manager ran successfully with no user input other than default responses.

I think there have been further routine updates. If so, they have been error free. Sorry to be vague but I have three different versions current in different places.


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