software-center does not provide enough information when a package fails to install

Bug #655246 reported by Dylan Justice on 2010-10-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

When a package fails to install, software-center informs you of the fact, but does not tell you which package, nor why. It is not obvious how to retrieve the log.

You can find out later by clicking on the explosion-icon on the panel, but this does not seem related to the task.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center 3.0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Oct 5 09:49:23 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate amd64 (20100928)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: software-center

Dylan Justice (dsjstc) wrote :
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

So that we can reproduce this bug, could someone provide an example .deb that is guaranteed not to install? :-)

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Aptdaemon normally pops up a dialog with the package name and the error.

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