partial upgrades no longer let me see which packages are being removed

Bug #961938 reported by Nick Moffitt on 2012-03-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

The UI around "partial upgrades" is a bit inconsistent at best, but I thought I had worked it out. I mean, if you say "close" when it prompts you for a "partial upgrade" you can still install all the packages the update-manager doesn't grey out in the listing, which is a sort of partial upgrade of its own, but that's neither here nor there.

What the "partial upgrade" dialog seems to do is let me decide if I want to uninstall packages to make the upgrade work. Previously I was able to view details and see which packages were prompted for removal. This way I could back out if it were, say, bash, but charge ahead if it was something like ttf-obscure-fonts-transitional-package-2007.

This morning I selected partial upgrade, and the details pane just told me that it wanted to uninstall 2 packages, but wouldn't tell me *which* packages. I ended up resorting to aptitude to work this out.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.156.9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-19.30-generic 3.2.11
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Mar 22 08:16:04 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
GsettingsChanges:
 com.ubuntu.update-manager first-run false
 com.ubuntu.update-manager launch-time 1332403243
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-height 610
 com.ubuntu.update-manager window-width 921
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 LC_COLLATE=C
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-22 (0 days ago)

Nick Moffitt (nick-moffitt) wrote :

This issue should only impact users on te development release.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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