Early release upgrade notifications

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Sun Feb 10 17:00:44 UTC 2013

On Sat, Feb 09, 2013 at 02:53:14PM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> We've had several reports from Kubuntu 12.10 users of them being notified a new 
> release is available and having the upgrade to 13.04 offerred to them.  It 
> seems quite intermittent as only a small fraction of users seem to have the 
> problems.
> Kubuntu uses the same MetaReleaseCore from python3-update-manager as is used 
> in Ubuntu, so I don't believe that whatever is behind this issue is Kubuntu 
> unique.  Has anyone else seen this?  Suggestions on how to trouble shoot it?

The command line tool do-release-upgrade and check-new-release both take
a '--devel-release' switch which would take precedence over the 'Prompt'
setting.  So I would look for anything which is calling either of those
with the development release switch set, or try to capture the processes
running when the dialog is presented.

Brian Murray

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