lsb_release -a reports a different version than that listed on the details window

Bug #1312011 reported by john bell on 2014-04-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On the details window accessed from system settings it reports ubuntu as 13.10. lsb_release -a gives the correct version as 14.04 lts on the command line.

john bell (fallenhobbit) wrote :


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tags: added: bot-comment
affects: ubuntu → unity-control-center (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kieran Bingham (kieranbingham) wrote :

Ok - a little bit of exploration - and its clear that both myself and john-bell (from his screenshot) are using gnome-shell, instead of unity

When I manually launch (unity-control-center) - the details tab declares that I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
When I launch gnome-control-center - which is what Gnome launches when I run through the gnome menus, the 'details' tab there declares that I am on 13.10.

So perhaps this bug's package should be changed to 'gnome-control-center'

Certainly explains the irregularity - and perhaps makes me feel at ease that the installation was not as borked as I thought it might have been

Kieran Bingham (kieranbingham) wrote :

Looks like this bug has been fixed.

Checking on both unity-control-center and gnome-control-center both report Ubuntu 14.04 LTS now.

Kieran Bingham (kieranbingham) wrote :

Closing as it's been resolved, and adjusting the package to gnome-control-center as thats the package that was actually displaying incorrectly.

affects: unity-control-center (Ubuntu) → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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