gnome-session removed during partial upgrade to Precise Beta1

Bug #946539 reported by Allison Randal on 2012-03-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray

Bug Description

During a partial upgrade to Precise Beta1 last night, update-manager removed a large number of packages, including gnome-session. The machine would boot to the login screen, but logging in (with the correct password) would simply return to the login screen again with no error message. The login screen also gave no options for different sessions (Ubuntu, Ubuntu 2D, etc).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.156.6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 1.94-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Mar 4 10:24:46 2012
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1330885434
 com.ubuntu.update-manager show-details true
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 546
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 600
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-04 (0 days ago)

Allison Randal (allison) wrote :
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I think adding gnome-session to the removal blacklist would make it easier to recover from a situation like this. We had to log in at a console to be able to be to run 'apt-get -f install'.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.156.8

update-manager (1:0.156.8) precise; urgency=low

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * Update icon name to use FD.o standard (LP: #921310)

  [ Julien Lavergne ]
  * DistUpgrade/DistUpgrade.cfg, DistUpgrade/removal_blacklist.cfg,
   - Add Lubuntu support, and don't upgrade gnome-components which have been
     removed from Lubuntu installation (LP: #945215)

  [ Barry Warsaw ]
  * Improve the warning issued when i8xx graphics hardware is
    detected. (LP: #941172)

  [ Brian Murray ]
  * DistUpgrade/removal_blacklist.cfg:
    - blacklist gnome-session so that users can always login after a failed
      partial upgrade (LP: #946539)

  [ James Hunt ]
  * Only attempt to stop screensaver if DISPLAY set, and throw away
    xdg-screensaver output. (LP: #883618)

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Use 'from dbus.mainloop.glib import DBusGMainLoop;
    DBusGMainLoop(set_as_default=True)' to set up the main loop, rather than
    importing the deprecated dbus.glib.

  [ Gabor Kelemen ]
  * Fix misplaced parentheses. LP: #952959
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:29:59 +0100

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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