Software Center does not enable "universe" when it enables "multiverse" software sources of dependencies

Bug #829284 reported by Vincent on 2011-08-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
python-apt (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

On a clean install of Ubuntu (or in this case, on the LiveCD), when the first thing you do is install Flash, Software Center replaces the usual "Install" button with a "Use This Source" button, because Flash is located in the multiverse repository.

After clicking "Use This Source", the multiverse repository is enabled, and the "Install" button is once again displayed. However, this button doesn't work because, I think, Adobe Flash has dependencies in universe, which _isn't_ enabled. In this case, Software Center should in fact also (allow you to) enable the universe software source.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: software-center 4.1.14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-8.11-generic 3.0.1
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.278
Date: Fri Aug 19 09:56:39 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha i386 (20110817)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Vincent (vinnl) wrote :
Vincent (vinnl) wrote :

This happens both in software-center and software-center-gtk3, and both in yesterday's daily build of Ubuntu 11.10 and in a fully updated Ubuntu 11.04.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-08-19
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - Software Center does not enable software sources of dependencies
+ Software Center does not enable "universe" when it enables "multiverse"
+ software sources of dependencies
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This is actually a missing feature in python-apt, I reassign and work on a fix.

affects: software-center (Ubuntu) → python-apt (Ubuntu)
Changed in python-apt (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package python-apt - 0.8.0ubuntu8

python-apt (0.8.0ubuntu8) oneiric; urgency=low

  * add concept of "ParentComponent" for e.g. ubuntu/multiverse
    that needs universe enabled as well (plus add test)
    LP: #829284
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:27:20 +0200

Changed in python-apt (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Dave (glostaboydave) wrote :

im currently having this problem in the final release of ubutu 11.10

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