network-manager-openvpn-gnome cannot be installed using GNOME Software

Bug #1720539 reported by AsciiWolf on 2017-09-30
This bug affects 1 person
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network-manager-openvpn (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The network-manager-openvpn-gnome package cannot be installed using GNOME Software as GNOME Control Center add-on because it is missing the necessary AppStream metadata.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Run GNOME Software.
2. Search for "Control Center" and select "GNOME Control Center".
3. See available add-ons at the bottom of the page.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

I don't think this is an upstream issue. OpenVPN is available as add-on in Fedora and there is an AppStream metainfo file in the upstream repository[1].


Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-10-01
Changed in network-manager-openvpn (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package network-manager-openvpn - 1.2.10-0ubuntu2

network-manager-openvpn (1.2.10-0ubuntu2) artful; urgency=medium

  * debian/network-manager-openvpn-gnome.install:
    - Install appstream metadata (LP: #1720539)

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:48:53 -0400

Changed in network-manager-openvpn (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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