Ubuntu

install-updates button fails to operate unless check button pressed first

Reported by Craig Hansen on 2009-11-25
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

I frequently find that when I come back to a machine in which the Update Manager has popped up a window, presumably some time ago, clicking on the install-updates button has no effect until the check button is pressed first. Upon pressing the Check button, I'm prompted for a password, and the check-for-updates runs, usually coming up with the same set of updates as before, then pressing the install-updates button works (and no password is asked again).

Further, it seems unusual that check-for-updates requires a password, since Update Manager just pops up and runs this function all by itself without a password - why would a password be necessary to bring the check up to date?

Colin Strasser (colin-u2i) wrote :

Usually it appears to do nothing, but at times it reports a crash in Update Manager.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 414181, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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