Cannot use gnome-app-install with an addon CD

Bug #449517 reported by Thomas Fogwill on 2009-10-12
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Bug Description

With the current version of gnome-app-install in the karmic beta (, it is not possible to use the --addon-cd option. Instead of displaying the contents of the archive on the addon CD, the contents of the apt cache are shown (i.e. as though --addon-cd were not given as option).

Steps to reproduce:
 1. insert an addon CD (or loop mount its ISO)
 2. click on the "start addon installer" button if the autorun dialog appears
     run gnome-app-install --addon-cd=<path to mountpoint of the CD>

Expected behaviour:
gnome-app-install shows the contents of the addon cd (as per the files in app-install/)

Actual behaviour:
The full contents of the apt cache are shown (same as what is shown if gnome-app-install is run without --addon-cd). The packages on the addon CD are not available at all.

To test/verify, an ISO can be downloaded from here:
or the edubuntu 9.04 addon CD can be used.

Thomas Fogwill (thomas-fogwill) wrote :

The problem seems to be caused by three different problems in the code:

1. The addonCD method in does not return anything, so thinks the CD doesn't exist
2. needs to set the value of local variable cd_desktopdir
3. needs to initialise cacheLoaded (it is never initialised if cachedir is None)

The attached debdiff fixes these 3 issues, and fixes the bug.

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