Opening multiple debs opens multiple instances of SC

Bug #694838 reported by Vish on 2010-12-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Ubuntu Software Center 3.0.7, Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu Software Center 4.1.23.2, Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1

Steps to reproduce:
1: Select two or more .deb files in Nautilus.
2: Choose "File" > "Open in Ubuntu Software Center".

What happens: Multiple instances of USC open, one for each deb file.

What should happen: One instance opens, showing a custom list for the packages.
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#Launching_from_multiple_standalone_.deb_packages>

Vish (vish) wrote :
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

I have verified that this bug no longer occurs in the latest version of Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04, version 5.2.2.2, therefore I will close this.

Two test cases now work correctly:

1. With Ubuntu Software Center not running, use Nautilus to select two different standalone .deb files and select to open them both with Ubuntu Software Center. In this case, a single instance of Software Center is launched and the details page for one of the two deb files is shown, allowing it to be installed.

2. Launch Ubuntu Software Center. Use Nautilus to select a standalone .deb file and double-click on it. Note that the currently running instance of Software Center now switches to display the details view for the standalone deb.

In neither case is a second instance of Ubuntu Software Center ever launched.

Many thanks!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Released
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

The "What should happen:" behavior was never implemented. This is now re-reported as bug 1190469.

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