Software Centre doesn't show ratings on a fresh install

Bug #776706 reported by kikl on 2011-05-03
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

The full set of rating stars in the Software Center list views are not shown initially on first launch after a fresh install.


1. Start with a fresh Natty install. DO NOT start Software Center yet (see note below).
2. Upgrade to Software Center 4.0.2 in natty-proposed.
3. Launch Software Center 4.0.2 and navigate to the "Accessories" category.
4. Verify that ratings stars are shown in the list view.

* Note that this procedure skips reproducing the initial failure. That's because this error condition is corrected by a subsequent install of the software-center package. This procedure, then, tests the specific failure condition.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: software-center 4.0
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 3de35d409d88e5fac58147b15982b864
CheckboxSystem: 0531969bcfd4f03af7405c98dc94a948
Date: Tue May 3 22:54:10 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

kikl (kilian-klaiber) wrote :
kikl (kilian-klaiber) wrote :
summary: - Software Centre doesn't show ratings
+ Software Centre doesn't show ratings on a fresh install
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-05-10
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
dart (dart-v85) wrote :

I don't know if this is related or not but maximum rating displayed for any application is 10 only....Chromium, GIMP, VLC, Firefox all show a rating of 10 while actual is quite higher. Should I file a separate bug for this? Here are some screenshots:

dart (dart-v85) wrote :
Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

Okay, I think I might be having the same problem as you, dart, also on a fresh install. For me, ratings only appear after I open a package's details page. Then, if I return to the list, the rating for that one package is shown.
Also happens on a fresh user account, so this isn't a user configuration issue.

I'm not sure if that is what happens for you. Does the rating appear as soon as you highlight a package in the list, or is it similar to what I described?

Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

Oh gee, sorry, I'm not confirming dart's problem, I'm confirming kiki's problem. There I go messing up the comments again. Sorry! :)

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Natty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
description: updated

Accepted software-center into natty-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

The package in Proposed appears to solve this for me. I'll keep using it and let you know if anything goes wrong.

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2011-05-18
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Thanks, Dylan! I just wanted to add that I have also verified this fix on a fresh Natty install per the provided test case and all looks good.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-05-26
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 4.0.2

software-center (4.0.2) natty-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/,
    - fix intermittent crash when installing a local .deb,
      add corresponding test case (LP: #768158)
  * softwarecenter/db/,
    - sort reviews using upstream package versions to fix
      incorrect sort by usefulness, update unit test
      (LP: #777583)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/db/
    - fix review-stats loading (LP: #776706)
  * merged lp:~evfool/software-center/qfix774201, many thanks
    to Robert Roth (fixes LP: #774201)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 17 May 2011 16:04:01 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: testcase
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