Custom package lists don't work consistently

Bug #748827 reported by Gary Lasker
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

The custom package list feature ( is not working consistently for certain combinations of package names, and while typing the custom list into the search field.

To reproduce (this test assumes that the packages "ark" and "artha" are not currently installed):

1. Open Software Center in in the search bar of the main lobby, type package name "ark".
2. Type a comma to begin creating a custom package list. Note the action bar now shows a button offering to "Install 1 item".
3. Type the letter "a" to start adding the next package to the list.

What should happen:
The "Install 1 item" button continues to be shown.
What happens:
The action bar is hidden.

4. Now slowly type the rest of the package letters "r", "t", "h", "a". The search field should now read "ark,artha" and the two packages should be displayed in the list view.

What should happen:
The action bar button should be shown and should now offer to "Install 2 items"
What happens:
The action bar is hidden and there is no way to install the custom list of items (see attached screenshot).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: software-center 3.1.25
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Apr 3 00:31:02 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-01-06 (86 days ago)

Revision history for this message
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
status: Triaged → In Progress
summary: - Custom lists don't work consistently
+ Custom package lists don't work consistently
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 3.1.26

software-center (3.1.26) natty; urgency=low

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - block signal handlers rather than disconnect them when
      the purchase screen is not showing
    - handle case where the nav bar buttons are used to navigate
      back to the details view from the purchase screen
  * softwarecenter/view/,
    - make custom package lists work consistently for all
      combinations of package names (LP: #748827)
  * softwarecenter/view/,
    - fix ValueError crash that can occur when adding an
      app to the launcher (LP: #750144)
  * softwarecenter/test/
    - update unit test for the localized date strings
      in the details view
  * refresh .pot file
  * softwarecenter/test/
    - fix broken unit test
  * softwarecenter/,
    - make add to unity launcher feature work correctly for
      purchased apps, add unit test for this (LP: #752951)

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - expand most recent day in the history view (LP: #644438)
    - fix ellipsis of summary text in the list view on a
      window resize (LP: #678442)
  * softwarecenter/view/
    - support localized date string for the installed date
      in the details view (LP: #751068)
  * softwarecenter/models/
    - correctly display half star ratings in listviews and
      the carousels (LP: #746173)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/Bug477285 (LP: #477285),
    many thanks!
  * merged lp:~weblive-dev/software-center/weblive-backend-fixes,
    many thanks!
  * test/
    - fix test
  * data/
    - tweaked for natty
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:38:32 +0200

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