Menu entry 'Install all updates' does not work, if updates require authentication

Bug #1064865 reported by b3nmore on 2012-10-10
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Updating the system with help of the update notifier does not follow a consistent work flow. For a normal user it should work as follows:
- a notification appears,
- he clicks on the symbol and chooses 'install all updates',
- the updates process starts (possibly asking for authentication).

Now consider we have some 'normal' updates and some which require authentication:
- notification appears,
- he clicks on 'install all updates',
- the updates process starts (and installs all 'normal' updates),
- a notification appears again,
- he clicks on 'install all updates', nothing happens and
- the notification keeps notifying.

To really install all updates, he has to choose 'show updates' and in the appearing window 'Install now'. All very confusing.

I see this (mis)behavior in Xubuntus 12.04 and 12.10 desktop installation (update-notifier 0.119ubuntu8.5 and 0.126 ).

b3nmore (b3nmore) on 2012-10-10
summary: - Menu entry 'Install all updates' does not work, if updates requiere
- authentification
+ Menu entry 'Install all updates' does not work, if updates require
+ authentication
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Scott Moore (scottbomb) wrote :

Testing ISO for Xubuntu 13.04. Clicking on menu entry 'Install all updates' doesn't do anything. It doesn't seem to matter whether or not packages require authentication. The only way I can ever get it to update from this notifier is to click 'show updates' and then install from the dialogue that appears. I've noticed this in 12.10 as well.

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