Ubuntu

"Could not download all repository indexes" alert isn't helpful

Reported by Anand Kumria on 2009-04-24
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apt (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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aptdaemon (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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python-apt (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Hi,

Please find attached a screenshot showing what happens when some repositories are not available.

I think this dialog can be improved a few ways:
 - rather than just displaying 2 lines (of 12), display all tweleve
 - rather than just displaying as much as will fit horizontally, perhaps perform common string replacement and display things heirarchically?

e.g.

in this case the url might be:

 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/foo/main/binary-amd64/Packages
 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/foo/main/source/Sources
 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/foo-updates/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages

perhaps:

 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/
  foo/main/binary-amd64/Packages
  foo/main/source/Sources
  foo-updates/restricted/binary-amd64/Packages

instead?

Regards,
Anand

1)

anand@saltatrix:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

2)

anand@saltatrix:~$ apt-cache policy update-manager
update-manager:
  Installed: 1:0.111.7
  Candidate: 1:0.111.7
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.111.7 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty/main Packages
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Anand Kumria (wildfire) wrote :
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-04-24
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Reassigning to aptdaemon package, the one providing the dialogs for update-manager.

affects: update-manager (Ubuntu) → aptdaemon (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Reassigning to aptdaemon, the package providing the dialogs for update-manager.

summary: - when a failure occurs, make the dialog more useful
+ "Could not download all repository indexes" alert isn't helpful
Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

Actually the messages is created by apt itself in a black box. Aptdaemon only gets the translated error message and shows it to the user.

If we could access the Aquire instance of the ListUpdate we could show a custom error message, since we would know which downloads failed.

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