colourname simultaneously "is not available" and is "Available from the 'universe' source"

Bug #658326 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2010-10-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

Ubuntu Software Center 3.0.4, Ubuntu 10.10

1. Navigate to "Get Software" > "Accessories" > "colourname".

What happens:
* The summary says "Sorry, 'colourname' is not available for this type of computer (i386)."
* The installation state bar says "Available from the 'universe' source", and has an "Update Now" button.

What should happen:
* If colourname is not available for this type of computer, the installation state bar should not say that it's available from universe.
* If colourname *is* available for this type of computer, USC should not say it isn't.

Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Thanks for the report - this is because the pkgname is being translated, ie in en_gb the pkgname is being translated to 'colourname' which can not be found as the real pkgname is 'colorname'. I've fixed s-c not to translate the 'X-AppInstall-Package' field. This affects a selection of apps, differing per language. It may be worthwhile sru'ing to 3.0.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Kiwinote (kiwinote)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 3.1.0

software-center (3.1.0) natty; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/
    - use "reopen" instead of "open" in the channels-changed
      callback to ensure that the various views get the right
      signal. This partly fixes #507836, the exceptions will
      stil be there, but the UI will fully recover
  * softwarecenter/backend/
    - do not emit "channels-changed" while installing a purchase,
      this emited already by the update()
  * softwarecenter/db/
    - if appdetails finds its pkgname in the pending transactions
      but does not have a apt pkg object yet, this means it got
      installed from a newly enabled source, return the right state
      in this case
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - remove explicit "progress.set_fraction()" in configure() because
      its not needed (gtk.ProgressBar will DTRT) and also we may get
      "xapian reopen" signals in the middle of a transaction, in this
      case we don't want to reset the progress.
  * merged lp:~mvo/software-center/zeitgeist-magic-seif that brings
    basic zeitgeist integration. Many thanks to Seif Lotfy for the
    work on this!
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/usage-bubble, that makes the
    usage counter look so much nicer :)
  * merged lp:~didrocks/software-center/smarter-app-filtering-level,
    many thanks
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/selectable-AppDescription,
    many thanks
  * softwarecenter/db/
    - add mimetypes to the xapian database
  * softwarecenter/db/
    - support mime search via "mime" search prefix, e.g.
      "mime:audio/ogg" or "softwarecenter search:mime:application/x-cue"
  * merged lp:~seif/software-center/zeitgeist-popular-mimetypes and
    lp:~mvo/software-center/zeitgeist-popular-mimetypes-mvo, that
    brings more zeitgeist love from the unstoppable Seif Lotfy
  * merged lp:~mvo/software-center/3.0-history to bring back version
    numbers in the upgrade history

  [ Delan Azabani ]
  * removed "free" from desktop file description as users can buy
    software from the software center (LP: #656800)

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - don't eat 'o ' character combinations within bullet points (LP: #646822)
      (test case: software-center deja-dup)
    - scale icon down when setting 'where is it' icon from path (LP: #645062)
      (test case: software-center briquolo (once installed))
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - don't offer to 'show 9k items' in searches, as we limit searches to 200
      items (LP: #648988)
      (test case: software-center search:library)
  * softwarecenter/db/
    - never translate X-AppInstall-Package (fixes eg lp: #658326)

  [ Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi ]
  * Screenshots are now stored all in a single software-center
    directory (LP: #648284)
  * Thumbnails and screenshots are now reused (LP: #648279, #648278)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - fix intermittent crash in _set_cursor (LP: #617004)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 1...


Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
STADS (ads-stewart) wrote :

I have exactly the same problem when trying to install 'Calibre' via Software Centre 3.0.5 on Ubuntu 10.10

Eternal loop of 'Available from the "universe" source' and a button to 'Update Now'.

Any solution? Can I install from the terminal as a short-term work-around?

Thanks. Adam

Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi Adam! This is fixed in natty, but in maverick (10.10) you can indeed work around this by running 'sudo apt-get install calibre' from the terminal.

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