Software-Center installs cairo-dock-core instead of cairo-dock

Bug #714194 reported by Matthieu Baerts on 2011-02-06
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center


It seems that the Software-Center installs "cairo-dock-core" package instead of "cairo-dock".
Is it because the .desktop file is located in 'cairo-dock-core' package? 'cairo-dock' is a meta-package to install 'cairo-dock-core' and 'cairo-dock-plug-ins'. Is it a problem with the cairo-dock packages or with Software-Center?

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

The problem seems to me, that the desktop file is in the cairo-dock-core package, and because of this the
X-AppInstall-Package=cairo-dock-core is written in the app-install-data-ubuntu menu-data, used to display software in software-center. This problem exists for many packages, that should be installed with meta-packages, like lazarus, eclipse, and probably many others.

affects: software-center (Ubuntu) → app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

I added a fix for this into my branch now. Its a problem for many packages indeed. We need a mechanism to encode in the package desktop file which package to use.

Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → In Progress

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 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
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
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
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to oneiric as well.

Changed in app-install-data-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers