Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.
** Changed in: apt (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Confirmed
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By default settings unattended-upgrade does not automatically remove
packages that become unused in conjunction with updating by other
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When using default settings for unattended-upgrade i.e.
# default "false"
# default "true"
in configuration file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades,
unattended-upgrade is unable to remove packages that become unused in
conjunction with updating by other software such as update-manager or apt
full-upgrade. This is because unattended-upgrade compares the list of unneeded
packages before and after it upgrades packages to detect which packages are new
Consequently, if user installs new kernels using e.g. update-manager,
the excessive kernels will not be removed by unattended-upgrade, and
eventually (small) /boot will become full.
Expected behavior: handle removing of unused packages differently at
least until other package management software installed by default can
handle removing of new unused packages.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: unattended-upgrades 0.90
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-36.55-generic 4.4.16
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-36-generic i686
Date: Sat Sep 17 11:28:44 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-09-05 (11 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Mythbuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release i386
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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