APT links with more than one package work only if software center isn't running

Bug #977931 reported by Davide Depau on 2012-04-10
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Natalia Bidart
Precise
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

If I try to open an apt link (e.g. apt://firefox), it works (if software-center ins't running, it starts and shows the package).
But if I try to open a link with more than one package (e.g. apt://firefox,chromium-browser,rhythmbox) it works only if it is not running: if it is already running, it shows a message saying that the package I'm searching can not be found in the repositories.

TEST CASE:
1) Open software-center 5.2 from precise
2) run in a different terminal "software-center apt,dpkg,aptitude"
3) Verify that there is message saying "Not found" appeared
4) install version from precise-proposed
5) close the running sotware-center
6) install software-center from precise-proposed
7) open software-center
8) repeat (2)
9) Verify that you get a list of packages now

Related branches

Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2012-04-10
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-04-13
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.04
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Natalia Bidart (nataliabidart)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-12.04 → precise-updates
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-05-22
description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium

Hello Davide, or anyone else affected,

Accepted software-center into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users. If this package fixes the bug for you please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case details of your testing will help us make a better decision. Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Davide Depau (depau) wrote :

Now it works; I've changed the tag

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.2.3

---------------
software-center (5.2.3) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp987801:
    - Only show the version label once for each version in
      reviews (LP: #987801)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp874430:
    - display tooltips for package titles in the application
      tiles of the lobby view (LP: #874430)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp983831:
    - Avoid merging two words while normalizing description (LP: #983831)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp822625:
    - Set default value for reviewstats histogram (LP: #822625)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp875874:
    - Set word wrap with fallback to char wrapping for the review
      text label (LP: #875874)

  [ Gabor Kelemen ]
  * lp:~kelemeng/software-center/bug1001746:
    - merge i18n fix (LP: #1001746)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp872760-for-5.2:
    - fix translations for certain category names (LP: #872760)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp987321:
    - fix dependency to ensure that we have humanity-icon-theme
      as we need it for the history view icons (LP: #987321)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/test-catview-cleanup:
    - refactor unit tests for the catview
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1002271:
    - fix regresion in 5.2.2 (LP: #1002271) for empty descriptions
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1005104:
    - fix regression in 5.2.2 (LP: #1005104) in initial navigation
      history
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/client-lp1004417:
    - client side fix for when exhibit package names contain
      extra whitespace (LP: #1004417)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp1000238:
    - remove obsolete workaround for an old bug that has long since
      been fixed, this fixes a hard crash on Quantal (LP: #1000238)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/toolbar-buttons-insensitive-during-startup:
    - re-enable the fix for LP: #999486, LP: #994341 that was inadvertently
      disabled in the 5.2.2 release

  [ Natalia Bidart ]
  * lp:~nataliabidart/software-center/fix-977931:
    - Unified package string parsing into a single method that will be
      used from either the command line arguments, or from the dbus method
      'bringToFront'. This way, search will be consistent between all
      entry points. LP: #977931
    - Also added proper test suites for the above.
  * lp:~nataliabidart/software-center/fix-965093:
    - Fixed the SpinnerNtebook show_spinner method so the spinner page is
      not shown until the configured threshold is reached (250ms since
      this branch). Plus proper test suite was added.
  * lp:~nataliabidart/software-center/fix-986563:
    - Filtered out those exhibits that do not their packages available
      in the db (LP: #986563)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:53:25 +0200

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