update-notifier-release notification is not shown

Bug #1765485 reported by Brian Murray on 2018-04-19
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
High
Brian Murray
Artful
High
Brian Murray

Bug Description

[Impact]
Come to find out that the desktop's graphical-session.target is not working in Bionic nor in Ubuntu 17.10. The update-notifier-release check (.path and .service files) are part of that and subsequently are not working. These raise a dialog letting the user know of the availability of a new release of Ubuntu. They should be fixed for both releases. It will be fixed by restoring update-notifier's old behavior running check-new-release-gtk every couple of days which is sad!

[Test Case]
1) Ensure /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades has Prompt=normal
2) Modify /usr/lib/ubuntu-release-upgrader/check-new-release-gtk and set the --devel-release option to a default of "True" this is needed since bionic is still in development
3) Use dconf-editor modify com.ubuntu.update-notifier.release-check-time and set the value to 0
4) kill update-notifier
5) run update-notifier --debug-new-release check
Observe a dialog regarding Ubuntu 18.04 being available

[Regression Potential]
The job is already broken and users won't get the check-new-release-gtk dialog about the next release so this'll be an improvement although check-new-release-gtk will be run regularly.

Related branches

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu Artful):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu Artful):
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
description: updated
description: updated
tags: added: id-5ad79ca24d1b0a099575a60a

Hello Brian, or anyone else affected,

Accepted update-notifier into artful-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-notifier/3.186.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-artful to verification-done-artful. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-artful. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu Artful):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-artful
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Verified for Ubuntu 17.10 using the version of update-notifier from -proposed. See the attached screenshot.

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-artful
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-artful
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-notifier - 3.192

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update-notifier (3.192) bionic; urgency=medium

  * restore update-notifier code to check for whether or not a release upgrade
    is available. (LP: #1765485)

 -- Brian Murray <email address hidden> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:02:05 -0700

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

I am conditionally releasing this package into -updates early, before the 7-day aging period. This fix is needed to land in artful before the release of bionic.

The verification of the Stable Release Update for update-notifier has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-notifier - 3.186.1

---------------
update-notifier (3.186.1) artful; urgency=medium

  * restore update-notifier code to check for whether or not a release upgrade
    is available. (LP: #1765485)

 -- Brian Murray <email address hidden> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:55:29 -0700

Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu Artful):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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