quantal version ships outdated desktop data

Bug #1075603 reported by Michael Vogt on 2012-11-06
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
app-install-data-partner (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The quantal version of app-install-data-partner ships a outdated sources.list file. This breaks installing of partner apps like skype.

Test case:
- open current 12.10 with software-center
- search for skype
- verify that its not there

- install new app-install-data-partner
- open software-center and search for skype
- verify that its there now and shows a "use this sources" button
- click the button and verify that after a few seconds skype can be installed

Regression potential: low as skype is currently not installable

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

A side effect of this is that some people got a
"/etc/apt/sources.list.d/archive.canonical.com_commercial-ppa-uploaders_skype_ubuntu.list" file because software-center assumed it was a "for purchase" app when in fact it was a "partner" up but there was no up-to-date partner sources.list available for enable.

Changed in app-install-data-partner (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in app-install-data-partner (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Critical
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-11-06
description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This is fixed in raring, the data is auto-updated now on each rebuild.

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

Hello Michael, or anyone else affected,

Accepted app-install-data-partner into quantal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/app-install-data-partner/ in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in app-install-data-partner (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Christoph Korn (c-korn) wrote :

I tried to reproduce the bug again before testing the new package but the Software Center tells me that there is no such package as "skype" when I disable the partner repository (and run sudo apt-get update). Also uninstalling app-install-data-partner made no difference.

How can I trigger this bug again so I can test that the new package fixes it?

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Installed software-center and app-install-data-partner.
Skype was not listed in the software-center nor in the "technical items".
Upgrading app-install-data-partner from -proposed made it appear in the regular search results.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

app-install-data-partner ( quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * fix incorrect channel descriptor for quantal-partner
    (LP: #1075603)
  * cleanup incorrect /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
  * ship skype.desktop in the package instead of the agent to ensure
    that only people see it that have a valid quantal-partner.list
    from this package
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:50:16 +0100

Changed in app-install-data-partner (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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