Apparent hang when package script wants user input

Bug #48625 reported by Steve White on 2006-06-06
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ept (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: adept

Adept will just stop when some package script needs user input. It looks like it has hung. The fix is to click on "Details", where one then sees the text-input script.

It would be better to present such input requests directly, rather than make the user worry and guess what to do.

This happened with the packages:

Same problem also arises when installing sun-java5-bin (it wants a licence agreement confirmation). I was unable to answer the questions from the install script, and had to kill adept, then manually remove lock files and clean up the half-installed packages.

Nicolai (jegmaaikkesige) wrote :

The problem exists when installing Macromedia Flash in Kubuntu 6.06 LTS too.
I also had problems with sun-Java5-bin. It stopped 28% through the installation. Clicking details gave a license agreement, but the OK button could not be pressed by neither mouse nor keyboard.

Steve White (stevan-white) wrote :

There are packages for which things are worse, I think.

Trying to remove 'kdm', Adept stopped. I clicked on "Details", and saw a text-based dialog...but I couldn't give it any input! All I could do was to kill it.

I'm seeing this too when installing sun-java5-bin and vmware-player
In both cases clicking on details would reveal that it was waiting on user input - but I was unable to provide any input, so I had to kill adept and do
dpkg --configure -a
and then
apt-get install <package>

to successfully install

Tomasz 'Zen' Napierala (tzn) wrote :

I noticed Today, that this issue is fixed in adept 2.0ubuntu2

Kenny Duffus (kduffus) wrote :

user reports fixed

Changed in ept:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
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