can't download any software of any kind from the ubuntu software site / untrusted source blocking warning

Bug #876278 reported by Kevin Mogg on 2011-10-17
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software-center (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

today i can't download any software of any kind from the ubuntu software site, due to untrusted source blocking warning, saying ok does not allow it to proceed to download. i did not set any security related setting differently. please help. I also have 2 other pcs w/ubuntu 10.10 that an update or s/w download killed the linux ability to use 3g cell net modem totally forever. i can't reset. all are pentium 4 pcs.

I did not expect to get another window to use for this request for help. i am able to use s/w site until today, on this hp proliant pc, when i downloaded wunderlist, i then could not download any more stuff at all. this was not stated in wunderlist. i did not change any settings in this pc. an hp proliant ml310 w/512mb ram. i have 2 other pcs which i somehow killed the functionality of using the 3g novatel vm760 wireless modem in these other pcs. which always worked up till this point. 1 is a rambuss pc w/p4 at 1.8ghz, and the other is a celeron 2.6ghz pc, and both will not allow any more use of the modem at all no matter what i do to remove or change settings anywhere, this happened during updating automatically offered updates and then modem stopped deliberately. it works fine on this hp pc, but it was working on the dell rambuss and emachines celeron pc. is there a s/w package i should look for in the non-communicative pcs to remove? this is a desperate problem, i have no income, and cannot ever buy a new pc with windows crap! i need the pcs to work for my ham radio stuff, too. modem routines must work. modem is a virgin mobile usb module, and works fine on every pc i plug it into. i do not know if this is a bug or a bad s/w choice conflicting, i was given no warning for pcs that lost modem useability. and now this pc will not download any more s/w from this ubuntu s/w site, due to a warning of untrusted source!!??!! and when i hit ok, it does not download a thing now.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center 3.0.9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-30.60-generic 2.6.35.13
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-30-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: openafs
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 17 02:59:28 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: software-center

Kevin Mogg (qq-kevin-mm) wrote :
summary: - today i can't download any software of any kind from the ubuntu software
- site, due to untrusted source blocking warning, saying ok does not allow
- it to proceed to download. i did not set any security related setting
- differently. please help. I also have 2 other pcs w/ubuntu 10.10 that an
- update or s/w download killed the linux ability to use 3g cell net modem
- totally forever. i can't reset. all are pentium 4 pcs.
+ can't download any software of any kind from the ubuntu software site /
+ untrusted source blocking warning
description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Software-center should have a way to detect this condition and offer to try to "repair" the files at least.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-03-16
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.1.13

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software-center (5.1.13) precise; urgency=low

  [ Anthony Lenton ]
  * lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part5,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part6,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part7,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part8,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part9,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part10,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part11,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part12,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part13,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part14,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part15,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part16,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part17,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part18,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part19,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part20,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part21,
    lp:~elachuni/software-center/pep8-test-part22:
    - many, many, many pep8 fixes
  * lp:~elachuni/software-center/unify-ussoc-envvar:
    - fix USSOC_SERVICE_URL env variable

  [ Gabor Kelemen ]
  * lp:~kelemeng/software-center/bug953812: (LP: #953812)
    - Translate review sorting criteria
    - Fix the Recommendation spinner text translations

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/small-sso-fixes:
    - fix the clear_credentials() call if a token is no
      longer valid
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp955005:
    - don't display ratings for the case where an app
      cannot be found (LP: #955005)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/opengl-driver-blacklist:
    - add support for video driver blacklisting
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp856559:
    - fix case where the search term is not always
      cleared in the search entry (LP: #856559)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/misc-fixes:
    - when a package can not be authenticated, do not fail
      (hard) but instead offer to "repair" the situation using
      a "reload" and try the install again (LP: #876278)
    - do not crash in if os.makedirs has a race condition
      (LP: #956680)
    - fix the proxy handling with 12.04 as the "enabled" property
      is deprecated now. it will also not mess with the proxy
      environment on non-gnome systems (LP: #742564)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp780812:
    - ensure that the distroseries is updated in the sources
      deb line when updating a purchased item (LP: #780812)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/recommendations-opt-out:
    - fix double-results when opting-in and back out of of
      the recommendations service repeatedly
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/tos-dialog:
    - display a terms-of-service dialog before the first purchase
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp957599:
    - add a new unit test test_spawn_helper.py
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/track-db-open:
    - improve db logging

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-lp955048:
    - String fix for the "Recommended For You" panel. LP: #955048
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-lp856559:
    - Clears the search entry field before doing a reinstall
      previous purchases (LP: #85655...

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