LSC Crashes continuously and Search Box is disabled unless you choose a Category

Bug #861554 reported by amjjawad 
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Lubuntu Software Center
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Stephen Smally

Bug Description

PC: P4 @3.0GHz - 2GB RAM - 40GB IDE HDD - Intel Graphics
OS: lubuntu-11.10-beta2-desktop-i386

How I added it:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-desktop/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-software-center

Lubuntu Software Center has crashed many times while I was testing it.
Whether I choose something (a category) or do nothing, it crashes and when I try to click "Send Report", nothing happened.

I recommend not to include it by default with Lubuntu 11.10 final release. However, users can still install it as described above (ppa).

Also, "Search Box" is disabled until you choose a Category and that means if you don't know in which Category the application or program you want is included then you need to select "All".

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Stephen Smally (stephen-smally) wrote :

Whats the crash output when running in a terminal? the new release include global-search (you can search from search entry directly to the home page). Lsc will be probably shipped with Lubuntu in 12.04.

Changed in lubuntu-software-center:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Stephen Smally (stephen-smally)
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amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

Hello Stephen,

How do I run that in Terminal?

As for the Search, I can't find it? I'll attach a screen shot.

That's good to hear and I guess someone can still testing it after installing it via PPA.

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Stephen Smally (stephen-smally) wrote : Re: [Bug 861554] Re: LSC Crashes continuously and Search Box is disabled unless you choose a Category

Open a terminal (Menu --> Accessories --> LXTerminal (or simply Terminal)), type lubuntu-software-center and hit enter, use it till crash, then post the output of the terminal (copy all the lines after the command).

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amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

OK, that I know but I asked because I thought there is some other process ... sorry.

Attached is the output and LSC has crashed twice while I was doing that test. I clicked on each category then removed "UNetbootin" and re-installed it again. Crash Report as usual could not be sent.

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amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

Now, after I created that Text File, my Desktop has crashed :/
I just created a file and name it, that's all.

What is going on?

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amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

I'm testing LSC on another PC now:

PC: P4 @3.0GHz - 242MB RAM - 20GB IDE HDD - Radeon Graphics
OS: lubuntu-11.10-beta2-desktop-i386

Attached (LSC Crashing.txt) is LXTerminal Output when LSC was running on that machine.

I have noticed that LSC on the other machines (Hardware Details mentioned previously on the first post) is different than LSC that I'm testing on this machine (Hardware Details mentioned above). I did "sudo apt-get upgrade" on the other PC but still the interface is different like I'm running two different versions on two different PCs. Yes, I have installed LSC on both PCs using the same way I previously mentioned.
- Interface is different
- Search Box is active on the Home Page while it's not on the other PC.
- Overall behavior is quite different as well. For example, when searching for Firefox, I can't go to Home unless I clear the search box.

Overall, it's so buggy and I'm sure you guys know that already.

I just wanted to report my test result and send this as a feedback.

Thanks!

P.S.
Please let me know if you need more info.

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amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

No matter what PC I use (I'm testing LSC on two PCs - as previously explained), whenever I report LSC (Sending Error Report), I got the attached message (cannot be reported.txt).
It always says "Can't Be Reported".

Thanks!

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Stephen Smally (stephen-smally) wrote :

Of course we know is buggy, is not marked as stable now (is beta).
there are differences in different versions, you should do sudo apt-get update first, then sudo apt-get upgrade.

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amjjawad  (amjjawad) wrote :

I always do "sudo apt-get update" before I do "sudo apt-get upgrade". I'm aware of that. However, I have two different versions on two different PCs.

Changed in lubuntu-software-center:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in lubuntu-software-center:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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