weather.noaa.gov was shut down

Bug #1620557 reported by Dmitry Shachnev on 2016-09-06
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libgweather
Fix Released
High
libgweather (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Trusty
High
Dmitry Shachnev
Xenial
High
Dmitry Shachnev

Bug Description

The provider which libgweather was using was shut down in August.

We need to update libgweather in Xenial to new upstream micro release, 3.18.2, which switched to a new METAR data provider.

Impact: this affects all libgweather-using applications, makes them unable to retrieve weather data.

Test Case: make sure Weather applet in gnome-applets is able to display weather information.

Changed in libgweather (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57)
Changed in libgweather (Ubuntu):
assignee: Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) → nobody
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

This is actually a duplicate of bug 1616533 (which I was not able to find because it was Fix Released in Yakkety). Let's perform the verification here and mark it as duplicate once the upload is in -updates.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Don't worry about marking this a duplicate. We repurposed the other bug to just track the libmateweather SRU instead.

Do you want to upload the fix for Trusty too?

gnome-applets in Precise is technically no longer supported which I think was the only thing using this library for actual weather data there so I'm not personally going to do a precise upload but someone else could if they wanted to.

Changed in libgweather (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: precise trusty yakkety
Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

Uploaded the Trusty version too.

Changed in libgweather (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: nobody → Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57)
Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) wrote :

Dmitry, does uploaded mean that the package is already available for testing or do I need to wait until someone has confirmed the upload. If so, where can I track the upload status?

Lanoxx, bug will be updated when new package will be in proposed...

Hello Dmitry, or anyone else affected,

Accepted libgweather into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgweather/3.10.2-0ubuntu3 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 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 to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. 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!

Changed in libgweather (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Hello Dmitry, or anyone else affected,

Accepted libgweather into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgweather/3.18.2-0ubuntu0.1 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 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 to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. 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!

Changed in libgweather (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) wrote :

I can confirm for 16.04 Xenial that the update works. After installation and a restart of gnome-panel I do now see weather information where there was previously only an empty space for the weather icon.

I do not have access to a 14.04 system at the moment so cannot confirm for 14.04.

Changed in libgweather:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libgweather - 3.18.2-0ubuntu0.1

---------------
libgweather (3.18.2-0ubuntu0.1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * New upstream bugfix release.
    - Switches to a new METAR data provider (LP: #1620557).

 -- Dmitry Shachnev <email address hidden> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:25:51 +0300

Changed in libgweather (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for libgweather 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.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libgweather - 3.10.2-0ubuntu3

---------------
libgweather (3.10.2-0ubuntu3) trusty-proposed; urgency=medium

  * Switch to the new METAR data provider, the previous one was shut down
    (update_metar_provider.patch, LP: #1620557).

 -- Dmitry Shachnev <email address hidden> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 17:10:21 +0300

Changed in libgweather (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for resolving this issue :)

Could someone please take a look at bug 1610210 and bug 1621179 which concerns two other packages which use the same (old) url?

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