software-center crashed with AttributeError in _colorise_label_normal(): 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'change'

Bug #708919 reported by JLR on 2011-01-27
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

To reproduce, just hover over (or click on) one of the paging dots in the Featured or What's New carousels. Note also that the dots no longer select a page in the carousel.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: software-center 3.1.12
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.37-12.26-generic 2.6.37
Uname: Linux 2.6.37-12-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jan 27 23:16:59 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with AttributeError in _colorise_label_normal(): 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'change'
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

JLR (artirj) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
visibility: private → public
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
importance: Undecided → Low
description: updated
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hello José, thank you for reporting this bug.This has been fixed in the linked branch and the fix will be available soon in the next development release of Software Center. Please continue to report any other bugs or issues that you may encounter as you use Software Center, and thanks very much for your help, it's much appreciated!

description: updated
JLR (artirj) wrote :

Thank you very much and keep up the good job!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 3.1.13

software-center (3.1.13) natty; urgency=low

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - fix crash in _on_transaction_started (LP: #708974)
  * softwarecenter/view/widgets/
    - handle case where the pango layout has no attributes,
      fixes broken carousel paging dots (LP: #708919)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * debian/control:
    - make python-piston-mini-client a recommends until the MIR for
      it is approved (this unblocks CD builds)
    - cleanup old conflict against software-store
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - fix spacing for the recommends message
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 09:41:43 +0100

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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