Ubuntu Software Center does not keep record of packages uninstalled or installed

Bug #619922 reported by rusivi2 on 2010-08-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Release: 10.04

2) apt-cache policy software-center
  Installed: 2.0.7
  Candidate: 2.0.7
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.7 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.0.2 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages

3) What I expected to happen is when I installed or uninstalled a program from the Ubuntu Software Center, a record would be kept and accessible in either the Ubuntu Software Center GUI, or in the Synaptic Package Manager.

4) What happened instead is when I uninstalled the evince package (which forced me to remove ubuntu-desktop, another matter for another bug), I looked for a record of this transaction in both Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic Package Manager and it did not exist.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: software-center 2.0.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.39-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Aug 18 11:28:54 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center

Vallery Lancey (muscovy) wrote :

This is a feature being added to 10.10.

Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi! Thanks for your bug report. Synaptic only shows installations/removals made from within synaptic itself. That software-center doesn't display this is indeed a bug, as we only refresh the history pane upon opening software-center, not after each transaction. This bug has already been reported by someone else, so I will mark this bug as a duplicate of the other one. Please continue to report any bugs you may find in software-center. Thanks again for your help!

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