Breezy preview, Update information isn't closeable

Bug #23247 reported by Andy Brook on 2005-10-05
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Medium
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Just receiveived todays updates, noticed a kernel update so rebooted without
reviewing lightbulb 'update information'. I opened it after a reboot and find
a) no post update messages present and b) I cant close the dialog (close doesnt).

I guess a) the bubble should dissapear after a reboot if there are no messages
and b) the close button should work in any case (it did the last time I got
messages _before_ I rebooted).

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

I'm trying to reproduce the problem right now.

Do you see anything in your ~/.xsession-errors related to that problem?

Does a) "no message" mean the window was complettly empty? And b) that clicking
on close just didn't do anything? Can you please send me your
"~/.update-notifier/hooks_seen" file too?

Thanks,
 Michael

Andy Brook (axb) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=4355)
.Xsession error file

It doesnt contain timing information but does have something in there relating
to the update-manager

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks a lot for the xsession file.

I helps me a lot. May I ask what version of update-notifier you run? You can
check with "dpkg -l update-notifier" (or synaptic of course).

Cheers,
 Michael

Andy Brook (axb) wrote :

Hiya, details follow:

||/ Name Version Description
+++-=========================-=========================-==================================================================
ii update-notifier 0.40.12 Daemon which notifies
about package updates

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

If you can still reproduce the problem I would be happy if you could test this
udpated version:
http://people.ubuntu.com/~mvo/update-notifier/update-notifier_0.40.13_amd64.deb

and see if it makes the problem go away.

Andy Brook (axb) wrote :

If its not a silly question, exactly how do install it? should I 'alien -t' it ?

Andy Brook (axb) wrote :

ok dpkg is my friend, will comment on next update.

Konrad L (linux2k) wrote :

I would like to add something to this bug as well. I have been upgrading Breezy
every night (there were few kernel upgrades lately). I haven't seen the message
"you should reboot your PC...etc" after the kernel upgrade (that message popped
up a while back, but not lately). I rebooted my PC after each upgrade anyways -
the only weird thing that happened was the "bulb" kept popping up after each
reboot. When clicking on the "bulb" I would get an empty (no text in the box
whatsoever) message box. When I tried closing this update-notifier, it wouldn't
respond. After double-clicking the "bulb" the app would crash and display
another message box "do you want to notify developers of the bug etc.." That
would keep on happening on each reboot. After looking at reporting this bug, I
found it already reported here... I followed your directions and installed the
newest version 0.40.13 of update-notifier. I rebooted my PC and the "bulb"
popped up once again, BUT this time there was an actual text in the message box
(it had to do with new kernel installation - need to reboot etc.) So I rebooted
once again and this time "bulb" wasn't there anymore. I believe that you migh
have squashed that bug once and for all! I'll keep an eye on any future upgrades
and see if this happens again.

Thank you for your time and a nice fix!

Andy Brook (axb) wrote :

just pulled down 92updates including a kernel image. The lightbulb wasnt
present after the install (shouldnt it have been there to tell me about the
kernel image update requiring a reboot?) However, I have rebooted and the
lightbulb is not present so the reported issue has been solved - but I did
expect a notification on kernel-image update...

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

(In reply to comment #9)
> just pulled down 92updates including a kernel image. The lightbulb wasnt
> present after the install (shouldnt it have been there to tell me about the
> kernel image update requiring a reboot?) However, I have rebooted and the
> lightbulb is not present so the reported issue has been solved - but I did
> expect a notification on kernel-image update...

It takes a bit now for the ligh-bulb to show up (in the range of some minutes)
after the install. This is to prevent that it is shown too early (i.e. during a
install). You may have rebooted too quickly? If not I would be interessted to
hear about this.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks everyone for reporting and testing the fix. I uploaded a new
update-notifier 0.40.13 into breezy and this bug should be fixed now. Please
reopen if you still see a problem

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