software-center crashes when I try to install a new deb but mistype my password

Bug #632889 reported by Victor Costan on 2010-09-08
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

I downloaded a .deb file (Dropbox) and tried to install it using the browser's Open action. When I was prompted for my password, I managed to get it wrong 3 times, then I got the crash message.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-20.29-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-20-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Sep 8 00:06:13 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha amd64 (20100906)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center /home/username/Downloads/nautilus-dropbox_0.6.3_amd64.deb
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center', '/home/username/Downloads/nautilus-dropbox_0.6.3_amd64.deb']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with AttributeError in _get_rdepends_by_type()
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Victor Costan (costan) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi Victor! Thanks a lot for your bug report. The bug you describe has been fixed in the branch I have linked and should be available in the next release. Please continue to report any bugs you may find in software-center. Thanks again for your help!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Kiwinote (kiwinote)
status: New → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2010-09-08
visibility: private → public
Pierre Giraud (caracole) on 2010-09-08
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

software-center (2.1.17) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - make popup window a modal dialog so it works with
      metacity too (LP: #625398)
  * softwarecenter/view/,
    - factor show/hide nonapps functionality up to the
      SoftwarePane base class, cleanup redundant code
    - enable show/hide nonapps in the "Provided by Ubuntu"
      subitem of "Installed Software" per updated spec
      (LP: #556375)
    - add test for show/hide nonapps
  * softwarecenter/backend/
    - small fix in debug code

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * merged lp:~mpt/software-center/basic-css, improves the
    style of the purchase dialog (thanks!)
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/small-fixes that fixes
    minor drawing error with the paging dot drawing outside its
    allocated area (thanks!)
  * merged lp:~mpt/software-center/help-3.0 (thanks!)
  * softwarecenter/
    - to find out if gwibber has accounts setup, poke around in
      gconf instead of doing a dbus call. The dbus call will trigger
      a gwibber start on each s-c start

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - set action_bar.pkg_state as well as local state
      (LP: #629230, LP: #632889)
      this means that the button will always take the right action
      (testcase: click 'install', cancel auth, click 'install', auth)
    - don't show warning in pkgstatusbar while transaction is in progress,
      instead show 'installing..', 'updating..', etc
      (test case: install any deb file and watch the pkgstatusbar)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - sort categories alphabetically (LP: #633238)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - skip the carousel transition if we are hovering above a poster, or if
      the poster is selected (ie hold down mouse, but don't release)

  [ Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi ]
  * Fix bug that allowed silent removal of conflicting packages
    (LP: #554319)
  * Fix missing icons in the remove alerts

Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 09:11:23 +0200
Changed-By: Michael Vogt <michael.vogt at>
Maintainer: Michael Vogt <mvo at>

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