suggest solution on server errors

Bug #567139 reported by Rune Philosof on 2010-04-20
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

When encoutering errors downloading files from the servers, either during update or upgrade, update-manager should suggest a solution.

A missing file during upgrade could sometimes be fixed by updating, waiting, or trying another mirror.
If waiting is the solution then update-manager should suggest how long waiting time should be permitted before taking further action.
Update-manager should also instruct users of the proper action to take if none of the solutions work. Preferably that action should just be to push a button that automatically sends the error information to the right people, in the right format.

Rune Philosof (olberd) wrote :

The proper action to take if nothing works out:
<jibel> jpds, let say a reporter is facing a problem with a mirror: missing package, mirror unavailable, whatever.
<jibel> jpds, what would be the best process to report it ?
<jpds> jibel: Find the mirrors registration at and contact the admin.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-08-08
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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