Unable to remove software with update available

Bug #976525 reported by odamite on 2012-04-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

When user wants to remove a software with an update available from More info view, first it must be updated and after that it's possible to remove. There should be both remove and update button to let user choose what to do.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: software-center 5.1.14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.33-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Apr 8 14:54:37 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Indeed, this needs some spec work.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Unless the update is non-automatic (e.g. a backport), presenting the ability to update the package from USC seems rather misleading to me. It suggests that by not choosing to update it, you will keep the current version, but that isn't correct. It's quite likely that Update Manager will install the update a few days later, without you even realizing what exactly is being updated.

Therefore, I think that while non-automatic updates should be offered in the software item screen <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#multiple-versions>, automatic updates should not. So in this particular case, there should just be a "Remove" button. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#software-item-screen-state-installed>

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Vogt (mvo)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.2

---------------
software-center (5.2) precise; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * debian/control:
    - recommend xz-lmza instead of lzma (LP: #878354)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/track-axi-changes:
    - add a monitor for changes in the apt-xapian-index to ensure
      the DB is reopened if the cron job changes the apt-xapian-index
      database (LP: #507836)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp970342:
    - do not crash if the parent goes away (and therefore the pipe)
      and the token can not be obtained (LP: #970342)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp967036:
    - fix UnicodeDecodeError crash for apps with hardware
      requirements in the details view (LP: #967036)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/list-a11y:
    - restore the a11y support for orca/accerciser/ldtp for
      the listview and treeview
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp979013:
    - fix a bug in the review display for certain language
      environments (LP: #979013)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/appview-tweaks:
    - code cleanup in the sortmode code
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp772549:
    - fix a bug that can result in a blank software center
      screen on startup (LP: #772549)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp914393:
    - adds an explicit sys.exit() to ensure all gtk event
      processing is stopped on application quit (LP: #914393)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp976169:
    - do not crash if apt-xapian-index is not installed
      (LP: #976337)
    - ignore xapian.DatabaseOpeningError here (happens when
      there is no a-x-i so we don't care) (LP: #976169)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp976525:
    - do not show "upgradable" button when there should be "remove"
      (LP: #976525)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/sorting-fix-lp969215:
    - fix sort combo box inconsistencies (LP: #969215)

  [ Dave Morley ]
  * lp:~davmor2/software-center/remove_two_lines:
    - small fixes for test script USC-start-stop-times.py

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * sc/ui/gtk3/widgets/apptreeview.py:
    - everyone tries to expand a category in the installed pane by clicking
      on the text rather than the expander arrow (LP: #877130)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:35:13 +0200

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