[Bug 990121] Re: package-data-downloader hangs indefinitely on network errors

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at canonical.com
Tue May 15 20:42:14 UTC 2012


Hi Craig,

As a practical matter, it would not be at all straightforward to have
apt download these files.  We thingk the current behavior is the right
model for how this should be done; however, it appears (based on various
reports of precisely this problem) that the new downloader code is not
as robust as it should be.

Do you know what kind of network error was encountered when you were
downloading?  So far we've had little luck reproducing this bug on
demand, which makes it difficult to fix.

** Summary changed:

- package update-notifier-common 0.119ubuntu8.1 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 143
+ package-data-downloader hangs indefinitely on network errors

** Changed in: update-notifier (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

** Changed in: update-notifier (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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Title:
  package-data-downloader hangs indefinitely on network errors

Status in “update-notifier” package in Ubuntu:
  Incomplete

Bug description:
  When performing update-install of 12.04 (from 11.10), update-notifier-
  common attempts to download additional software during installation.
  When network errors occur, this can take a hideously long time, and
  there's no mechanism to abort or restart the download provided. These
  downloads should be occuring during the download phase, not the
  installation phase.

  ProblemType: Package
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: update-notifier-common 0.119ubuntu8.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu6
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Fri Apr 27 13:45:22 2012
  ErrorMessage: ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 143
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.4)
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: update-notifier
  Title: package update-notifier-common 0.119ubuntu8.1 failed to install/upgrade: ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 143
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-27 (0 days ago)

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