problem in displayconfig-gtk - not a genuine Ubuntu package

Bug #273722 reported by bwallum on 2008-09-23
10
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
displayconfig-gtk (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Intrepid alpha 6 23rd September 2008, updated 20:00 GMT

System>Preferences>Main Menu

Chose Other>Screens and Graphics
Went into Applications>Other>Screens and Graphics

Then got the error message: This problem cannot be reported. This is not a genuine Ubuntu package.

bwallum (rbw2) wrote :
bwallum (rbw2) wrote :

Prior to receiving the 'not genuine Ubuntu' message I got an 'Application Problem' crash warning.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and help make Ubuntu better. However, displayconfig-gtk is deprecated in Intrepid, and is no longer in the repositories (hence the message that you see). Therefore, I will close this report as Invalid.

Thanks

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) wrote :

What's the output of
apt-cache policy displayconfig-gtk

This is related to bug 272540, that the update-manager does not notify the user about packages that have been removed from the archives. In this particular case, the update-manager should probably just remove displayconfig-gtk from the system during the upgrade.

Hi Chris

That's good news, so how do we get it out of Intrepid Alpha 6 and stop
the message appearing when trying to run Screens and Graphics (or is
that deprecated too)?

Rgds
Bob
On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 21:40 +0000, Chris Coulson wrote:
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and help make Ubuntu
> better. However, displayconfig-gtk is deprecated in Intrepid, and is no
> longer in the repositories (hence the message that you see). Therefore,
> I will close this report as Invalid.
>
> Thanks
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu
> Status: New => Invalid
>

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

displayconfig-gtk is 'Screens and Graphics'. You just need to uninstall the displayconfig-gtk package from your local machine.

sudo apt-get remove displayconfig-gtk

bwallum (rbw2) wrote :

------------------------------
Installed: 0.3.10
Candidate: 0.3.10
version table
*** 0.3.10 0
      100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
-------------------------------

On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 21:40 +0000, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> What's the output of
> apt-cache policy displayconfig-gtk
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu
> Status: Invalid => Incomplete
>

bwallum (rbw2) wrote :

I confirm sudo apt-get remove displayconfig-gtk ran ok without incident. I had to manually remove 'Screens and Graphics' menu item in Applications>Other by deleting in System>Preferences>Main Menu.

I'm getting an 'Unknown' message in Monitor Resolution Settings window. Its a common Compaq V70. A smaller window says the same thing top left of the desktop.

How do we choose drivers and monitors now?

bwallum (rbw2) wrote :
Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) wrote :

displayconfig-gtk doesn't exist in Intrepid, see:
$ rmadison displayconfig-gtk
displayconfig-gtk | 0.2ubuntu2 | feisty/universe | source, amd64, i386, powerpc
displayconfig-gtk | 0.3.7 | gutsy | source, all
displayconfig-gtk | 0.3.10 | hardy | source, all

So yes, I agree that this goes with the bug filed about update-manager should tell the user about packages that no longer exist.

This is an apport issue not u-m. Reaffecting.

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
affects: apport (Ubuntu) → displayconfig-gtk (Ubuntu)
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