Gnome Software catalog entry missing for Pidgin

Bug #1575338 reported by AsciiWolf on 2016-04-26
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
appstream-dep11 (Ubuntu)
pidgin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The Pidgin package cannot be installed using the Gnome Software application because it's missing the needed metadata.

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

The "X-MessagingMenu-UsesChatSection=true" line is duplicated in the pidgin.desktop file.

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) on 2016-06-22
tags: added: xenial
tags: added: yakkety
AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

The attachment "pidgin.desktop.patch" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch

this will be fixed in pidgin 2.11

Can you please try 1:2.10.12-0ubuntu7 in yakkety? I pushed the fix


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package pidgin - 1:2.10.12-0ubuntu7

pidgin (1:2.10.12-0ubuntu7) yakkety; urgency=medium

  [ AsciiWolf ]
  * Fix desktop file (LP: #1575338)

 -- Gianfranco Costamagna <email address hidden> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:58:36 +0200

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

Thanks, it looks like the AppStream metadata are now correct. But I'm still unable to find Pidgin using the Gnome Software application.

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

not really sure who is responsible for that software...

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

It looks like it's probably some multiarch-related issue. Maybe a bug in the AppStream metadata generator?

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

Any news regarding this issue?

not from my side

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

Any chance the fix will be backported to Xenial?

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

It's broken again in Zesty. Looks to be another appstream generator issue this time (the icon file is there, but in the pidgin-data package, not the main one).

tags: added: zesty

patch welcome :)

the icon file is not there,
"The icon is not available in a suitable size (at least 64x64px)"
there is no suitable icon size

AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) wrote :

Looks to be fixed in Zesty.

tags: removed: zesty
AsciiWolf (asciiwolf) on 2017-01-11
Changed in appstream-dep11 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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