Ticket #8681 (closed defect: duplicate)
Software update aborts/hangs when there is no Activities directory
|Reported by:||tvoverbeek||Owned by:||cscott|
|Component:||upgrade utility||Version:||not specified|
|Action Needed:||never set||Verified:||no|
|Deployments affected:||Blocked By:|
When trying to run software update after my Activities directory disappeared (see #8674) it kept hanging on trying to find the groups. Looking at the log a thread aborted because it could not write to /home/olpc/Activities/.groups, which was true since there was no Activities directory. Software update should be more robust against these types of failures. Also we need better user feedback when a thread aborts (the software update panel stayed up without any messages). Same situation when an activity aborts and its icon keeps pulsing.