Lacking network, failed package installs still create broken entry in Launcher

Bug #946789 reported by Spencer Krum on 2012-03-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

When networking is not working and a package e.g. "Okular" is set to install, the install fails. However, A broken question-mark icon is created in the Launcher/Dock.

Ubuntu Precise (Development Release)

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Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi Spencer, in order for this to work correctly, the Unity launcher service needs to monitor all of the installation events being sent my aptdaemon. This work is being tracked by the Unity team over at bug 1011681, so I will mark this as a duplicate of that one.

Meanwhile, we have an SRU for software-center in--progress (see attached branch) that will fix this problem until the aptdaemon monitoring work is completed on the Unity side.

Many thanks for your help!

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