Bug Software sources ppa

Bug #1069643 reported by Javier Antonio Nisa Avila on 2012-10-22
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apt (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

When upgrading the distribution 12.04 to 12.10 in the software sources within other software, ppa sources are disabled due to upgrade.
Hitherto normal.

But when you try to re-activate the PPA, you ask for the password, enter it, but accept hard you try to activate them by selecting the checkbox, the checkbox is not activated.
Never can reactivate PPA sources.

Tested on multiple PC's

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in apt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paulo J. S. Silva (pjssilva) wrote :

I would also like to point out that this affects the repositories configured by software center for purchased software. For example, in my case I have this problems for the repositories associated to games I bought through Hmble Bundle (I believe 5), and Memory Owl. I have also tried to remove one of those games and deleted the respective files in /etc/apt/sources.lists.d and then re-install it. I can confirm that in this case the software is correctly installed and the repository is back to normal (it can be edited using software-properties-gtk). In my case I tried this with Supermeatball game.

Gustavo Barreto (elvenfoot) wrote :

Confirmed the bug using the ubuntu 12.10 64bit in pt-br (brazilian portuguese).
And I found something that may lead to the bug fix:

Opening the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/<ppa name>.list

I have the following ppa description:
# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp/ubuntu quantal main # desabilitado na atualização para quantal
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp/ubuntu quantal main # desabilitado na atualização para quantal

Then, i`ve remove the portuguese specific caracters "çã" and them i was able to edit/remove on software-properties-gtk. Adding a new comment with a special character made me unable to edit/remove.

It looks like it`s related to special caracters (accents) of latin languages. So it only affects some languages.

PabloRQ (pablo-romeroquinteros) wrote :

PARTIAL SOLUTION

Manually edit the files *.list on /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ and manually remove the # and the comments.

For example:
- From:

# deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu quantal main # (desactivado en la actualización a quantal)
# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu quantal main # (desactivado en la actualización a quantal)

- To:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu quantal main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu quantal main

After this modification you are able to enable or disable the source from synaptic / software sources.

Regards,

Killy (killy-the-seeker) wrote :

I can confirm Gustavo's theory, after editing the files in /etc/apt/source.list.d/ and eliminating the accented characters ("actualización", for example), the entries are removable or selectable again in software-properties-gtk; so this must be a string handling bug in that program.

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