The back button isn't clickable

Bug #1005104 reported by Alessandro Paolino on 2012-05-27
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

1. Launch the current Ubuntu Software Center in Precise.
2. Click the "Accessories" link on the left.
3. Note that the "Accessories" list is shown, but that the "back" navigation arrow at the top left of the window is not activated.
4. Close Ubuntu Software Center.
5. Update to the version of software-center in precise-proposed.
6. Launch Ubuntu Software Center again and click on the "Accessories" link on the left.
7. Verify that the "back" navigation arrow is now active and the "Accessories" list is shown.
8. Click on the "back" navigation arrow and verify that you are returned to the Lobby view.

Regression risk is very low, but it would manifest as the "back" navigation button not returning to the expected view. Try various navigations and each time you click the "back" button, verify that you return to the expected previous view.


I open the USC, click on an application and after that I would return on the main page of the software center through the back button but it's disabled.
This occurs only with the first app indeed if I return through the "All software" button and I click on another app back button returns clickable.

I've allegated a screencast to clarify.

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Alessandro Paolino (mark2dp) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-05-28
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hmm, this is a regression that appears to have been introduced in 5.2.2.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
milestone: none → precise-updates
description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-05-30
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
tags: added: ca-escalated regression-update
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-05-30
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: removed: ca-escalated
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

This bug is missing information detailed in for it to comply with Stable Release Updates process. Please add a test case for recreating and the regression potential. Once this information is added to all the bugs addressed by the package in -proposed we will approve the upload. Thanks!

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Thank you, Clint. I'll go through all the bugs for this SRU and add test cases and any other info that is still needed.

Thanks again!

description: updated
description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium

Hello Alessandro, or anyone else affected,

Accepted software-center into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please help us by testing this new package. See 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 change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, 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 . Thank you in advance!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

@Clint, all of the bugs for the 5.2.3 SRU should have the correct paperwork now and we should be ready to upload. Many thanks!!

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

I have verified that software-center version 5.2.3 in precise-proposed fixes this bug per the test case given in the description.


Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
milestone: none → precise-updates
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.2.3

software-center (5.2.3) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp987801:
    - Only show the version label once for each version in
      reviews (LP: #987801)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp874430:
    - display tooltips for package titles in the application
      tiles of the lobby view (LP: #874430)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp983831:
    - Avoid merging two words while normalizing description (LP: #983831)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp822625:
    - Set default value for reviewstats histogram (LP: #822625)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp875874:
    - Set word wrap with fallback to char wrapping for the review
      text label (LP: #875874)

  [ Gabor Kelemen ]
  * lp:~kelemeng/software-center/bug1001746:
    - merge i18n fix (LP: #1001746)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp872760-for-5.2:
    - fix translations for certain category names (LP: #872760)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp987321:
    - fix dependency to ensure that we have humanity-icon-theme
      as we need it for the history view icons (LP: #987321)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/test-catview-cleanup:
    - refactor unit tests for the catview
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1002271:
    - fix regresion in 5.2.2 (LP: #1002271) for empty descriptions
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1005104:
    - fix regression in 5.2.2 (LP: #1005104) in initial navigation
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/client-lp1004417:
    - client side fix for when exhibit package names contain
      extra whitespace (LP: #1004417)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp1000238:
    - remove obsolete workaround for an old bug that has long since
      been fixed, this fixes a hard crash on Quantal (LP: #1000238)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/toolbar-buttons-insensitive-during-startup:
    - re-enable the fix for LP: #999486, LP: #994341 that was inadvertently
      disabled in the 5.2.2 release

  [ Natalia Bidart ]
  * lp:~nataliabidart/software-center/fix-977931:
    - Unified package string parsing into a single method that will be
      used from either the command line arguments, or from the dbus method
      'bringToFront'. This way, search will be consistent between all
      entry points. LP: #977931
    - Also added proper test suites for the above.
  * lp:~nataliabidart/software-center/fix-965093:
    - Fixed the SpinnerNtebook show_spinner method so the spinner page is
      not shown until the configured threshold is reached (250ms since
      this branch). Plus proper test suite was added.
  * lp:~nataliabidart/software-center/fix-986563:
    - Filtered out those exhibits that do not their packages available
      in the db (LP: #986563)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:53:25 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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