Ubufox shows up in Software Center under Firefox add-ons

Bug #747760 reported by Sense Egbert Hofstede
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Committed
app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubufox

While the metadata is app-install-data is fixed now firefox
itself recommends "ubufox" and this is the reason that it shows up in the addons list

Testing that the removal of the no longer included addons works:
1. open software-center in natty
2. search for "flashblock" and navigate to "flashblock extension for firefox"
3. verify that it can not be found/installed
4. install app-install-data from natty-propsoed
5. verify that flashblock is no longer there

The 'ubufox' packages shows up under Firefox add-ons in Software Center, even though it is a transitional package for xul-ext-ubufox, which also shows up in the add-ons list.

Ubufox has no use and a user might be confused when nothing happens after he or she installes it. What makes it even more prone to user confusion is that 'ubufox' has a little Ubuntu icon, whereas 'xul-ext-ubufox', the actual extension, has the default icon.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: ubufox (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Apr 1 22:24:56 2011
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: ubufox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2010-11-13 (139 days ago)

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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Hmmm, I don't see what I could do in ubufox to fix this. It seems that the bug belongs somewhere else.

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Jeremy Bícha (jbicha) wrote :

It looks like app-install-data-ubuntu actually controls that content so I am reassigning to the correct source package.

affects: ubufox (Ubuntu) → app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Jeremy Bícha (jbicha) wrote :

And I submitted a branch that I believe fixes this.

Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu Natty):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Vogt (mvo)
description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo)
description: updated
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote : Please test proposed package

Accepted app-install-data-ubuntu into natty-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu Natty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

SRU verification for Natty:
I have reproduced the problem with app-install-data-ubuntu in natty and have verified that the version of app-install-data-ubuntu in -proposed fixes the issue.

Marking as verification-done

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package app-install-data-ubuntu -

app-install-data-ubuntu ( natty-proposed; urgency=low

  * menu-data-additional/unity-2d-meta.desktop:
    - add unity-2d meta package (LP: #773399)
  * menu-data/unity-2d-*.desktop:
    - removed, use the meta-package instead (LP: #773399)
  * merged branch:
    to clean no longer available xul extensions (LP: #747760)
  * menu-data-additional/icedtea-plugin.desktop:
    - point to icetea-plugin instead of transitional icetea6-plugin
  * menu-data/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop:
    - fix component mismatch
  * menu-data-xul-extensions/mozgest.desktop:
    - remove no longer available extension
  * menu-data/jeex.desktop, menu-data/scribus-ng.desktop:
    - remove duplicated X-AppInstall-* entries (part of the upstream
      desktop file)
  * menu-data/conkeror.desktop:
    - remove no longer available package
  * menu-data/cairo-dock.desktop:
    - install full cairo-dock instead of cairo-dock-core (LP: #714194)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 03 May 2011 11:55:51 +0200

Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to oneiric as well.

Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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