[lucid] software-center warns of untrusted packages, offers no "Cancel"

Bug #503579 reported by Matt Behrens on 2010-01-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aptdaemon (Ubuntu)
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher
software-center (Ubuntu)
Declined for Maverick by Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

I was using software-center to install GnuCash on my lucid installation. With 18-hour-old package lists, I was greeted 3% in (past "loading software list", IIRC) with a dialog informing me a number of untrusted packages would need to be installed. The only choice was "OK". Once clicking "OK" I could then cancel the installation.

There were no options to update the software ilst, nor any hints that updating the software list was the right thing to do. This seems like it would be a *very* scary dialog.

I used update-manager to update the package lists (and installed some updates while I was at it), and GnuCash now installs successfully.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jan 5 16:43:17 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20091209)
Package: software-center 1.1.6
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-9.13-generic
SourcePackage: software-center
Tags: lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-9-generic i686

Matt Behrens (zigg) wrote :
Matt Behrens (zigg) wrote :

I'm not able to comment on this bug anymore. I had a hardware failure on my lucid system so I'm unfortunately out of testing for now.

Hopefully someone can confirm, if this bug in fact still exists. Otherwise I will revisit it when I am again able to test.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2010-01-21
Changed in aptdaemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

Should software-center check for untrsuted packages before installing them?

Why have software in the software center which can't be installed? I was able to install Pan Newsreader via synaptic by overriding untrusted status ... Are all these packages really untrusted? or just not on the Ubuntu servers? I did not have this problem with 9.04 or 9.10.

The solution was to click "reload" in the synaptic manager.

j4v13r (j4v13r) on 2010-08-17
Changed in aptdaemon (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → j4v13r (j4v13r)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → j4v13r (j4v13r)
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi! Thanks for your bug report. As there are many duplicate bug reports regarding this issue, we will continue to track this issue over at the master bug report - bug 705988. Please continue to report any bugs you may find in software-center. Thanks again for your help!

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