Software center shows stale information about PPA packages

Bug #677076 reported by Zygmunt Krynicki on 2010-11-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

I have a ppa (ppa:linaro-infrastructure/launch-control-snapshots) that had (at the time of the incident) four packages, one of them being python-django-testscenarios. I launched software-center to inspect that PPA and found that only three (other) packages were listed.

After talking with mvo (Michael Vogt) we managed to pinpoint the problem to a "stale cache".

Some notes from the conversation:
 * running sudo /usr/share/software-center/update-software-center DID NOT not make the cache valid
 * running sudo update-apt-xapian-index DID make the cache valid
 * the package in question was previously installed from a locally built .deb file (version: 0.1-1) and then upgraded to a version built from a launchpad recipe into the PPA (version: 0.1+2-0ubuntu1~maverick1)
 * apt-cache policy reports only one version in the version table (0.1+2-0ubuntu1~maverick1, the one from the PPA)
 * /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_linaro-infrastructure_launch-control-snapshots_ubuntu_dists_maverick_main_binary-amd64_Packages at the time of the incident DID contain all four packages

Please post questions if necessary.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center 3.0.6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.37-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Nov 18 17:26:56 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate amd64 (20100928)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center

Zygmunt Krynicki (zyga) wrote :
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This looks like a similar problem to bug 574155 and bug 782953.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2011-09-27
tags: added: db
dobey (dobey) on 2013-04-05
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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