Comment 2 for bug 979426

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-notifier - 0.119ubuntu7

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update-notifier (0.119ubuntu7) precise; urgency=low

  * Use <proto>_proxy environment variables to choose the proxy to use for
    data downloads, not the apt proxy settings, because apt may be
    configured to point at a package-specific proxy. This makes proxy
    configuration a little less convenient than before for the
    flashplugin-installer package, but it at least it makes it possible to
    have a different proxy setting for packages vs. arbitrary data
    downloads, which otherwise we don't have any way to support.
    LP: #979477.
  * Stop processing after a fatal download error, not just a transient one,
    so that we can't be tricked into feeding a partial list of files to a
    handler. Thanks to Kees Cook for spotting the bug. LP: #979426.
  * Flush stdout before calling subprocess, so that log output makes more
    sense.
  * Print a more meaningful status message when downloading, instead of just
    a bare URL.
  * Check for existence of /usr/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloader
    before trying to run it from our cron job, so that the package doesn't
    generate error messages when removed but not purged.
  * The action for our notification should call gksu instead of trying to
    run the command directly without root access. This is imperfect because
    kubuntu won't have gksudo available by default, but it's an improvement
    over failing for everybody. LP: #976761.
 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 03:49:10 +0000