Ticket #528 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

athena-auto-update should 'aptitude install'

Reported by: geofft Owned by: jdreed
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


So apparently if debathena-reactivate is unpacked but not configured (because we wrote a bug in its preinst that causes it to fail inside debian-installer, but install just fine on any installed system), and so debathena-cluster is not configured, if you run 'aptitude --simulate install' it proposes to retry installing reactivate and hopefully get the last of -cluster's dependencies that it hasn't gotten to yet, but if you run 'aptitude --simulate full-upgrade' it proposes to get rid of cluster because it's "not installable" and a bunch of thirdparty deps too. The latter is what auto-update does (first with and then without --simulate).

This caused all of the new machines in W20-575 to revert to -workstation.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone set to Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy)

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Priority changed from critical to major
  • Milestone changed from Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy) to The Distant Future

This is basically "the auto-updater should be more resilient when we suck at writing maintainer scripts"

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

I just saw this on a machine where the machine had been rebooted while taking updates (grumble grumble people ignored my sign grumble). "aptitude full-upgrade" didn't want to do anything other than ttf-mscorefonts-installer (whose debconf postinst the installer was presumably hung on, when it was rebooted) or unattended-upgrades, after I finished the dpkg --configure -a, but "aptitude install" picked up on ttf-umefont too.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

Do we still want this in a world where aptitude is occasionally harmful? Do we want "apt-get -f install" or what?

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Owner set to jdreed

I tested this today on some atpocalypse machines, and a "apt-get -f install" or "aptitude install" would have fixed it. The issue is, I believe, that occasionally dpkg --configure -a wants apt-get -f isntall, and sometimes apt-get -f install wants dpkg --configure -a.

If we do implement this, do we want apt-get or aptitude?

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from accepted to committed

Done. It runs aptitude install, but doesn't bail if it fails, and then tries dpkg --configure -a.

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to development

comment:8 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from development to proposed

comment:9 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

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