[maverick] Software Center search function broken

Bug #596443 reported by Jurien on 2010-06-20
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

When searching for programs, the search results box is blank. The busy cursor is displayed and search results are never shown.

Note that this error only occurs when searching from the main category screen. All other views work fine.

WORKAROUND:

Do one of the following:

1. Expand the "Get Software" item in the left panel and choose "Provided by Ubuntu" (or other child item if desired), and do the search from there.
      - or -
2. Choose an individual category that you want to search in from the Departments panel and do the search from that view.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center 2.1.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.34-5.14-generic 2.6.34
Uname: Linux 2.6.34-5-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: e1704bb1fb5034f76b1f1f44a864ccff
CheckboxSystem: 67865677bd9717193325b33f995a8686
Date: Sun Jun 20 07:13:16 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=nl_NL.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with AttributeError in _refresh_apps_with_apt_cache()
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip fax fuse lpadmin netdev plugdev sambashare tape video

Jurien (f-dreumel) wrote :
Jurien (f-dreumel) on 2010-06-20
visibility: private → public
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi french, thanks for reporting this bug and for helping to improve Software Center. A fix for this bug has been committed and will be available with the next development release of Software Center in maverick.

Thanks again!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
summary: - software-center crashed with AttributeError in
- _refresh_apps_with_apt_cache()
+ [maverick] Software Center search function broken
description: updated
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

In the meantime, a workaround for this bug is to do one of the following:

1. Expand the "Get Software" item in the left panel and choose "Provided by Ubuntu" (or other child item if desired), and do the search from there.
      - or -
2. Choose an individual category that you want to search in from the Departments panel and do the search from that view.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks!

Btw, the next development release of Software Center (that will include this fix) will be at or before maverick alpha 2, due on July 1.

description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 2.1.4

---------------
software-center (2.1.4) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/view/availablepane.py:
    - fix error when using the login dialog and
      intermittently while searching (LP: #596443)
  * softwarecenter/app.py,
    softwarecenter/backend/channel.py,
    softwarecenter/view/channelpane.py,
    softwarecenter/view/viewswitcher.py:
    - implement channel views for installed items
  * softwarecenter/view/availablepane.py,
    softwarecenter/view/catview.py,
    softwarecenter/view/catview_gtk.py:
    - implement single-pane department screen
  * softwarecenter/view/catview_gtk.py:
    - use stock go-next icon for the show all button,
      small fix in CarouselPoster's draw method
  * merge lp:~mmcg069/software-center/catview-conform-w-spec:
    many nice improvements to the category view and a fix
    for the dept screen resize bug (LP: #598502), many thanks
    to Matthew McGowan!
  * merge lp:~mmcg069/software-center/catview-conform-w-spec:
    fixes subcategory screen bug (LP: #598498), thanks Matthew
    McGowan!
  * softwarecenter/view/catview_gtk.py:
    - use large icons in single-pane department screen per
      the spec

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * mergedp:~arky/ubuntu/maverick/software-center/fixes-595500:
    - Fixes inaccessible install/remove buttons (LP: #538404)
    - Fixes inaccessible Screenshot image (LP: #595500)
    many thanks to Rakesh 'arky' Ambati
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/catview-conform-w-spec
    to make the categories look like the spec
  * add information about "upgraded" packages to the history pane
    (thanks to seb128 for the suggestion)
  * merged lp:~mvo/software-center/new-apps-test1 and
    lp:~mmcg069/software-center/catview-conform-w-spec, thanks
    to Matthew McGowan
  * merged lp:~mvo/software-center/update-from-var-lib-apt-lists
    to support meta-data in deb822 format in /var/lib/apt/lists
  * softwarecenter/view/catview_gtk.py:
    - append "all" to get pathbar when "all" button is clicked in
      a subcategory
  * support detecting a broken apt cache and repairing it
    (LP: #430200)
  * debian/control:
    - drop transitional gnome-app-install package, its no longer
      required for clean upgrades
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:42:16 +0200

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