Significantly lower recommendation score for software that has previously been uninstalled from the system

Bug #1096958 reported by Daniel Aleksandersen on 2013-01-07
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Software a user have chosen to uninstall should not be put at the top of the list of software recommendations. The act of uninstalling should count as a down-vote for that software package.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Clean installation of Ubuntu
2. Uninstall any software package (e.g. `unity-webapps-common`)
3. Open the Software Center
4. Login using a Ubuntu single sign on
5. Enable recommendations
6. Open Recommended for you

What do you know: there is Amazon ‘Unity WebApp integration script’ listed as the number two software I should (re-)install even though I clearly do not want it on my system.

Ubuntu 12.10, software-center 5.4.1.3

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-01-07
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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