Preconfigures packages multiple times

Bug #869444 reported by Max Bowsher on 2011-10-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Running a natty->oneiric upgrade, and watching the terminal output, shows that the "Extracting templates from packages" / "Preconfiguring packages" phase is executed *four* times consecutively before unpack of packages starts.

That seems a bit weird. And wastes time, especially if you happen to have apt-listchanges installed.

Max Bowsher (maxb) wrote :

I just had the same happen during an ordinary upgrade of packages within oneiric (triggered by clicking the orange rosette indicator, and choosing "Install updates")

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → High
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Abhishek kumar singh (abhishekkumarsingh-cse)
status: New → In Progress
Max Bowsher (maxb) wrote :

Multiple preconfiguration of packages also occurs during a normal update-manager upgrade within oneiric.

summary: - release-upgrader preconfigures packages 4 times!
+ Preconfigures packages multiple times
Max Bowsher (maxb) wrote :


You've assigned this bug to yourself and marked it as "In Progress", which technically indicates that you are working on it. However, as you have not added any comments to this bug, nor have a visible history of working on update-manager, I wonder whether you actually meant to indicate this.

I will now reset the bug status and assignee - if this is contrary to your wishes, please revert my changes and add an explanatory comment.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → New
assignee: Abhishek kumar singh (abhishekkumarsingh-cse) → Max Bowsher (maxb)
assignee: Max Bowsher (maxb) → nobody
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) on 2013-10-08
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

It has been three times during the upgrade to 13.10 here:

    Extracting templates from packages: 100%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Extracting templates from packages: 100%
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Extracting templates from packages: 100%
    Preconfiguring packages ...

I had aborted it before and removed apt-listchanges (temporarily).

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