gnome software doesn't show all categories in a live session

Bug #1718158 reported by David Pearson on 2017-09-19
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-software (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

gnome software doesn't show all categories or recent releases in a live session.

Show fine when the system is installed

see images

Live session https://i.imgur.com/wqPJxSq.png

Installed system https://i.imgur.com/07t7pBH.png

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: gnome-software 3.26.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.12.0-13.14-generic 4.12.10
Uname: Linux 4.12.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.384
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Tue Sep 19 09:36:10 2017
InstalledPlugins:
 gnome-software-plugin-flatpak N/A
 gnome-software-plugin-limba N/A
 gnome-software-plugin-snap 3.26.0-0ubuntu1
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170919)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-software
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
modified.conffile..etc.xdg.autostart.gnome-software-service.desktop: [deleted]

David Pearson (akxwi-dave) wrote :
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

My guess is the live session doesn't have any appdata to show apps.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

For Xubuntu (20171016) I continue to see what is shown in screen shot. For Ubuntu, same date, I also see "Categories" but not "Recent Releases" so I will continue to report the bug against the relevant ISOs.

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