[hardy] error communicating with backend using LiveCD

Bug #181827 reported by Brian Murray on 2008-01-10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-notifier

When booting the daily build from 20080109 update-notifier appeared as a stop / warning sign and said "Error communicating with backend. Please report this bug." In '/var/log/apt/term.log' I found the following:

Log started: 2008-01-09 08:05:27
Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)
Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)
Log ended: 2008-01-09 08:08:39


1) Boot Live CD
2) Wait for desktop to load
3) Mouse over update-notifier icon in tray

1) Icon has no error message

1) Notice message "Error communicating with backend"

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Confirmed here.

Changed in update-notifier:
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

update-notifier is version 0.70.1 on the Live CD.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

  * src/update.c:
    - string fix (thanks to Brian Murray, LP: #181375)
    - do not display a error when running on the live-cd
      and apt-check is symlinked to /bin/true

Changed in update-notifier:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
description: updated
description: updated
lucky.angel (lucky-angel) wrote :

Confirmed here.

Linard Verstraete (linardv) wrote :

I can confirm with "Xubuntu Hardy Alpha 3".

Although the behavior disappears after installing from liveCD.

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