Better handling of upgrade failures caused by PPA

Bug #775535 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2011-05-02
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Many upgrade failures reported during upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 are caused by packages installed from PPAs.
A very common PPA is xorg-edgers.

Update manager should at least manage this specific case and determine if a package from xorg-edgers is blocking the upgrade, or better, it should report to the user if a non-official package from any PPA and which package is blocking the upgrade.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: update-manager 1:0.150
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon May 2 14:21:46 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-02-21 (69 days ago)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
RedSingularity (redsingularity) wrote :

Marking triaged as I have also seen this many times and can confirm. Since this can effect the users overall experience with the system upgrade process, I am going to give it a 'Low' status over 'Wishlist'. Also, I have seen this is a very prominent problem in the community when performing an upgrade to a newer version of ubuntu.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

raising priority because it has an impact on a large portion of users

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Found this long-standing Bug #108601

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