Applications in the "Independent" section are not being added to the Unity launcher

Bug #1012877 reported by Gary Lasker on 2012-06-13
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Gary Lasker
Precise
Medium
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

Ubuntu Software Center 5.2.2.2, Ubuntu 12.04 The Precise Pangolin

[TEST CASE]
1. Launch the current Ubuntu Software Center in Precise.
2. Click the down arrow in the toolbar next to the "All Software" button, and choose the "Independent" item.
3. In the list of displayed items, choose an application that is not yet installed.
4. Click the "More Info" button.
5. In the details view for the application, click the "Install" button.
6. Enter the password for the install if prompted.
7: At the very *end* of the installation process (when the progress bar has completed), verify that no icon for the installed application has been added to the Unity launcher.
8. Close Ubuntu Software Center.
9. Update to both the software-center *and* unity packages in precise-proposed.
10. Repeat steps 1 through 8.
11. This time, at the very *end* of the install process, verify that the corresponding icon "flies" to the Unity launcher and is added there.
12. Click the launcher icon and verify that the newly installed application launches.

[REGRESSION POTENTIAL]
Risk of regression is very low. Probably the only thing you might watch for would be an unexpected exception reported. If anything like this occurs, of course, please note it in the bug.

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Applications in from the extras.ubuntu.com archive (aka "Independent" section, or ARB apps) are not being automatically added to the Unity launcher (for the case where the automatic add is enabled).

To reproduce:
1. Launch Ubuntu Software Center.
2. Make sure that the "View"-<"New Applications in Launcher" menu item is checked.
3. Select the "All Software" dropdown in the toolbar and select "Independent".
4. Install one of the items in this list.

What happens:
The application's icon is not added to the Unity Launcher.

What should happen:
The application's icon should be added to the Unity Launcher.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: software-center 5.2.2.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jun 13 17:31:35 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2011-12-26 (170 days ago)

Related branches

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-07-20
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Reverting the precise task to In Porogress, Fix Commited is for packages that are in the -proposed pocket, this package is still in the Unapproved queue.

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

Thank you for fixing the status back to the proper state for this set of bugs, Stéphane! That was my misunderstanding. My apologies for the extra trouble!

Best regards,
Gary

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)

Hello Gary, or anyone else affected,

Accepted software-center into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/5.2.5 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 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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

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

I have verified that software-center version 5.2.5 in precise-proposed fixes this bug per the test case given in the description.

Thanks!

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.2.5

---------------
software-center (5.2.5) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-lp1009039:
    - fix treeview selection background (LP: #1009039)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-lp1011522:
    - fix bug where clicking on "Reinstall previous purchases" twice
      shows endless spinner (LP: #1011522)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/click_url:
    - adds support for a "click_url" from the exhibits banner to
      support banners for things like the humble-bundle where we
      don't have packages but URLs (LP: #1020205)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/hopefully-fix-lp1008229:
    - fix crash that can happen if there is an error while
      opening a deb file (LP: #1008229)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1026494:
    - typo fix in the hw description code (LP: #1026494)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/unity-launcher-integration-fixes:
    - fix bug where for-purchase items are not being added to the Unity
      launcher (LP: #925014)
    - fix bug where the Unity launcher item for an application incorrectly
      points to its app-install-data desktop file rather than its installed
      desktop file (LP: #999427)
    - fix bug where an application's icon remains in the Unity launcher after
      the corresponding application has been uninstalled (LP: #981488)
    - fix bug where the Unity launcher fails to auto-hide after installation
      of a for-purchase item (LP: #1002440)
    - fix bug where items in the "Independent" section are not being added
      to the Unity launcher (LP: #1012877)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/tech-items-to-launcher-fix-lp1006483:
    - don't add an item to the launcher if its desktop file specifies
      NoDisplay=true (LP: #1006483)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/launcher-integration-unit-tests:
   - additional unit tests to round out the suite for the Unity
     launcher integration feature
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-lp969907-for-5.2:
    - fix race condition in _app_activated_cb() (LP: #969907)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:38:04 +0200

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

The verification of this Stable Release Update 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 regresssions.

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