Support snap channels

Bug #1750288 reported by Robert Ancell on 2018-02-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-software (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


[Test Case]
1. Open GNOME Software
2. Select the VLC snap

Observed result:
No channel information is shown.

Expected result:
The snap is shown with four (at the time of writing) channels available - stable/candidate/beta/edge. You are able to choose a channel at the time of install and this installs the appropriate version (can be confirmed with 'snap info vlc' on the command line). Once installed the channel can be changed and the snap updated (requires clicking install again).

[Regression Potential]
Patch is quite large and could cause new bugs.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Artful):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Artful):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Please be sure to prepare an artful update for this. Also, to ease the SRU team's work, could you point to at which version has the same bug been fixed in bionic? (it's hard for us to look to that in package history when it's not connected to this particular bug number)

An upload of gnome-software to xenial-proposed has been rejected from the upload queue for the following reason: "Rejected due to various formalities. Please address the questions left on each of the bugs affected and re-upload. Thank you!".

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Artful):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix

Hello Robert, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-software into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See 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, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

On a fully updated Xenial VM with -proposed enabled I can see channel information for VLC.

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

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-software - 3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.10

gnome-software (3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.10) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/0020-Add-a-Snap-plugin.patch:
  * debian/patches/0015-Don-t-reject-unexpected-state-changes-external-event.patch:
    - Correctly launch snaps with multiple apps (LP: #1661590)
    - Fix snaps not being shown correctly after install from command line
      (LP: #1754655)

gnome-software (3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.9) xenial; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/0001-Make-app-name-sorting-case-insensitive.patch:
  * debian/patches/0018-Add-a-Snap-plugin.patch:
    - Show snaps in categories (LP: #1665126)
  * debian/patches/0001-trivial-Include-the-fwupd-version-in-the-useragent.patch:
    - Report fwupd version in user agent (LP: #1750030)
  * debian/patches/0050-snap-Support-channels.patch:
    - Support channels (LP: #1750288)
  * debian/README.source:
    - Update git repository to point to

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:04:55 +1300

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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