Ticket #406 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

athena-auto-update does not retry configuring unconfigured packages

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: blocker Milestone: Spring 2010
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


athena-auto-update checks aptitude --simulate --assume-yes full-upgrade for the string "0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove", and assumes that means that there's nothing to do. This fails to check for the string "The following partially installed packages will be configured:", which often occurs when everything's installed but there are unconfigured things. Importantly, this can cause machines to fall out of -cluster or -workstation if there's a transient upgrade problem that could be fixed with aptitude install by hand.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone set to Spring 2010

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

Is this still necessary if we fix #407 by making it run "dpkg --configure -a" on each invocation? Possibly it should check for unconfigured packages at the end of its cycle and whine loudly if any exist.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

I believe this to be fixed by #407. If anyone has information to the contrary, re-open it and explain.

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