Clicking "Use This Source" fails without error message when Internet is not connected

Bug #600440 reported by mlissner on 2010-07-01
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

 - install Lucid
 - open the software center
 - try to install gnome-do
 - realize you need to install a repository, and click the "Use this source" button

Nothing happens. The button depresses, but no error is thrown.

This is because my internet connection is not yet up, because I just installed the new OS. If it needs a connection, and lacks it, it should inform the user. I'd suggest however, that enabling a repository shouldn't actually NEED a connection, but rather, using that repo should.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-10-03
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
nikitakit (nikitakit) wrote :

Had the same problem on a Precise daily build (booted from usb). The difference was that even though I was connected to wifi, it was a public network and I hadn't authenticated with the proxy.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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