[Bug 483788] [NEW] KPackageKit fails to recover from a dpkg interruption

Huynh Huu, Long long.upcase at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 16 19:58:02 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kpackagekit

In case of an dpkg-interruption KPackageKit tells me about a different packagemanager already running, which is not the case -- error messages should at least point to the correct problem, if at all. Therefore I could not fix this problem via the GUI, which forced me to switch to the command line.
There was no lock file in /var/lock to be seen, "sudo aptitude update" gave:

$ sudo aptitude update
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

After following this instruction I could use KPackageKit for updating
packages again. Please consider handling this case within a userfriendly
dialog, thanks!

kpackagekit version: 0.4.2-0ubuntu3 (according to dpkg.log the version didn't change during the above procedure)
on Ubuntu 9.10

** Affects: kpackagekit (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

KPackageKit fails to recover from a dpkg interruption
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