update-manager fails to upgrade with socks proxy

Bug #897686 reported by Ancho on 2011-11-29
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm trying to upgrade from natty to oneiric using do-release-upgrade. The problem is that I have internet only through socks using a local shh tunnel connection created by using: ssh -g -D 8888 user@ip. The tunnel works great with firefox and using tsocks or proxychains with other applications, also works with do-release-upgrade at first stage, but after the "downloading upgrade tool" it clears the screen and seems like a call to apt-get or synaptic (or is it aptitude?) and all the connections tries keeps failing.
I've tried replacing apt-get in /usr/bin with a script that invokes first proxychains with parameters apt-get and $@, but that doesn't work either.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.150.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 29 10:49:31 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-11-29 (0 days ago)

See also bug 651229.

Ancho (ancho-corp) wrote :
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
gkforcare (gerke-forcare) wrote :

I ran into this when I want trying to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 and I needed to use a socks-proxy during that upgrade. It did work for apt-get but not for the update-manager.

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

That version is no more maintained

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
fedorowp (fedorowp) wrote :

This bug is still present in Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS with the latest updates.

user@computer:~$ lsb_release -a;date;sudo tsocks do-release-upgrade;date
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial
Wed Dec 14 17:21:22 EST 2016
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
No new release found
Wed Dec 14 17:21:42 EST 2016

fedorowp (fedorowp) wrote :

# Default behavior for the release upgrader.

# Default prompting behavior, valid options:
# never - Never check for a new release.
# normal - Check to see if a new release is available. If more than one new
# release is found, the release upgrader will attempt to upgrade to
# the release that immediately succeeds the currently-running
# release.
# lts - Check to see if a new LTS release is available. The upgrader
# will attempt to upgrade to the first LTS release available after
# the currently-running one. Note that this option should not be
# used if the currently-running release is not itself an LTS
# release, since in that case the upgrader won't be able to
# determine if a newer release is available.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
dino99 (9d9) on 2018-02-16
tags: added: xenial
removed: natty
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