Update Manager notifier visible when packages are locked

Bug #247944 reported by Joel Parker
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-notifier (Debian)
Fix Released
update-notifier (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Hardy, I locked flashplugin-nonfree to 9.x instead of the 10.x in Backports. Now the Update Manager notifier is stuck in the notification area, even though when I click on it it tells me there's no updates.

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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I can't confirm this. Since you locked the packages, have you right-clicked on the Update Manager icon and clicked on 'Check for updates'? Once I do this, the icon disappears when all the 'upgradeable' packages are locked

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Joel Parker (jjkp) wrote :

You're right. I checked for updates and the icon disappeared.

This is just a little confusing though, shouldn't it disappear after you click on it once and it can't present any updates?

Anyway, close if you'd like.

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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I think you're right - this is a bit confusing. I would expect the icon to disappear after locking the packages too, so I'll confirm this.

Steps to reproduce:
-Lock all upgradeable packages in Synaptic

What do you expect to happen?
-Update notifier icon should disappear from the notification area once all upgradeable packages are locked.

What actually happens?
-After locking all upgradeable packages in Synaptic, the Update notifier icon remains in the notification area. It doesn't disappear until you right click on the icon and click 'Check for updates'.

Some info:
chr1s@chris-desktop:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04
chr1s@chris-desktop:~$ apt-cache policy update-manager
  Installed: 1:0.87.29
  Candidate: 1:0.87.29
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.87.29 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:0.87.27 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
     1:0.87.24 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Affecting to update-notifier / triaged / low

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in update-notifier:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in update-notifier (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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