Regression: upgrading of 3rd-party deb packages no longer works in GUI

Bug #1916460 reported by Anton Keks on 2021-02-22
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gnome-software (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If you download an unofficial deb package and open it with gnome-software from the browser, it will let you to install it.

However, if you already have an older version of the same package installed, it will offer to Remove only. Previously, it would offer to upgrade. This makes upgrading of 3rd-party software cumbersome.

Tested with packages from here:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.10
Package: gnome-software 3.38.0-2build1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.8.0-43.49-generic 5.8.18
Uname: Linux 5.8.0-43-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu50.5
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon Feb 22 11:28:14 2021
InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-11-29 (450 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" - Release amd64 (20190416)
 gnome-software-plugin-flatpak N/A
 gnome-software-plugin-snap 3.38.0-2build1
SourcePackage: gnome-software
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to groovy on 2020-10-25 (119 days ago)

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