[Bug 519484] Re: Update manager complains about the battery even when it starts itself

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at canonical.com
Thu Sep 6 14:25:00 UTC 2012

The problem with never prompting on battery power is quite simple:
someone may always use their notebook on battery, never on AC, charging
it only when it is sleeping or turned off. In that case, they would
never be prompted.

With the fix to bug 426708, the prompt is in the main window, rather
than a separate alert, and says "It’s safer to connect the computer to
AC power before updating." I think this removes the annoyance describes
here. If so, this is a duplicate. If not, I think this will have to be

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  Update manager complains about the battery even when it starts itself

Status in “update-manager” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: update-manager

  update-manager gained in Karmic the fantastically annoying ability to
  complain about your laptop being on battery.  That's OK, I can live
  with that, there are probably people with oatmeal for brains who might
  try to dist-upgrade without sufficient power supply.


  There is no excuse for update-manager complaining about the power
  supply when update-manager *starts itself*.  Seriously that is really
  infuriating.  If update-manager is so worried about my battery life, I
  wish it would kindly stop itself from appearing in the first place, if
  the machine is running on battery power.

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