Software Center uses strange names for third party repositories

Bug #659139 reported by Pavlo Verba on 2010-10-12
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software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

In the list of third party repositories names read: «JDownloader PPA», «PPA for Banshee Team», «elementarydesktop», «nautilus-elementary» and so forth.

Where did it get those names from? I already have all that repositories named correctly and nicely in the software sources: «JDownloader», «Banshee», «Elementary Desktop», «Elementary Nautilus», etc.

Screenshot is attached.

I know it's rather minor and aesthetic, but don't Ubuntu aim to be nice?

Ubuntu version is 10.10.

Pavlo Verba (pavlo.s.verba) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-08-03
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

The label used for any third-party archive is completely up to the provider of that archive. It's the "Label:" field from the archive's "Release" file. <>

For a PPA, Launchpad insists that you enter its label as a "Display name" field when you set up the PPA.

So if you think any archive has a bad label, contact the person who set it up.

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