GNOME Software 3.20.5 doesn't install 3rd party deb's, doesn't prompt for authentication

Bug #1708936 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-08-06
42
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-software (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
Xenial
Critical
Robert Ancell

Bug Description

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.3
gnome-software 3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.5

Impact
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Not being able to install 3rd party deb's is a very serious regression.

Test Case
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Visit https://www.google.com/chrome/ in Firefox and download Chrome.
Open with "Software Install"
The Ubuntu/GNOME Software app should start and show you a basic page about Google Chrome
Click Install.
Google Chrome should install itself

What Happens
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The Install page does show up.
After clicking the Install button, the button changes to Installing for a few seconds and then changes back to Install.
Google Chrome is not installed.
There is no PolicyKit authentication prompt to install software.
When I run gnome-software --verbose, Progress says 9% which I think is when it would ask for authentication.

Regression Potential
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This fixes a High Impact bug.
And the fix is minimal:
https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-desktop/gnome-software/ubuntu-xenial/revision/41

Other Info
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I am setting the importance of this bug to critical according to #7 of
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Procedure

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-06
summary: - GNOME Software on Xenial doesn't install 3rd party deb's, doesn't prompt
+ GNOME Software 3.20.5 doesn't install 3rd party deb's, doesn't prompt
for authentication
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-06
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
importance: Critical → Medium
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → nobody
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-31
description: updated
description: updated

Hello Jeremy, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-software into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-software/3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.6 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

SRU verification for Xenial:
I have reproduced the problem with gnome-software 3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.5 in xenial-updates and have verified that the version of gnome-software 3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.6 in -proposed fixes the issue.

Marking as verification-done

tags: added: verification-done verification-done-xenial
removed: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-software - 3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.6

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gnome-software (3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.6) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/0001-Add-gs_app_set_local_file.patch:
  * debian/patches/0017-Add-an-APT-plugin.patch:
    - Fix being unable to load .deb files (LP: #1708936)
  * debian/patches/0018-Add-a-Snap-plugin.patch:
    - Fix icons larger than 65kB not loading (LP: #1704888)
    - Stop 'core' snap showing as an app (LP: #1704904)
    - Use new title field from snapd (LP: #1555569)
  * debian/patches/0045-Don-t-generate-popular-apps-from-Ubuntu-reviews.patch:
  * debian/patches/0046-snap-Use-first-featured-snap-as-featured-app.patch
  * debian/patches/0047-snap-Only-feature-snaps.patch
  * debian/patches/0048-Don-t-randomize-editors-picks.patch
    - Only show snaps in "Editor's picks" (LP: #1705953)
    - Show snap in "Featured" section (LP: #1706478)
  * debian/patches/0049-snap-Replace-libsoup-icon-loading-code-with-AsIcon.patch
    - Fix crash loading cached icons (LP: #1708140)

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:19:14 +1200

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for gnome-software has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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