software-center fails to record history of installing deb packages

Bug #667867 reported by komputes on 2010-10-28
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software-center (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

In the following example, software center's hostory feature fails to record the fact that a .deb file was installed (through the software center).

1) Install virtualbox-3.2 from the virtualbox website using software-center
2) Look up the package name in the history

What happens:
No record of the package being installed

Expected:
Package should be available via history. Software-center should highlight/tag those items which come from unbtrusted sources, PPAs and 3rd party debian packages so that they are the first to be removed when a user is experiencing an issue.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center 3.0.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic 2.6.35.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 28 11:31:04 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_CA.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: software-center

komputes (komputes) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #635029, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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