Crash when clicking on "installed" too early

Bug #994341 reported by Michael Vogt on 2012-05-04
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Gary Lasker
Precise
Medium
Gary Lasker
Quantal
Medium
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

SRU TEST CASE:
1. open stock software-center
2. click on the "Installed" toolbar button very quickly while the main page is still loading
3. verify that there is a traceback (note that this does not happen always, just most of the time)
4. use the fixed version from -proposed
5. verify that (2) no longer produces the following (or any) traceback

SRU REGRESSION POTENTIAL:
Very low, but a possible regression is that the toolbar buttons may not be enabled when Software Center has fully initialized. Test launching and relaunching Software Center to confirm that the toolbar buttons always become active when the lobby view initialization is complete.

From errors.ubuntu.com:

If you click on "installed" while software-center is initializing (and the apt cache is not ready) it crashes with:

2012-05-03 18:01:16,188 - softwarecenter.db.enquire - ERROR - _get_estimate_nr_apps_and_nr_pkgs failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/db/enquire.py", line 115, in _get_estimate_nr_apps_and_nr_pkgs
    tmp_matches = enquire.get_mset(0, len(self.db), None, xfilter)
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/db/appfilter.py", line 94, in __call__
    if (not pkgname in self.cache or
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/db/pkginfo_impl/aptcache.py", line 263, in __contains__
    return self._cache.__contains__(k)
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__contains__'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/installedpane.py", line 374, in profiled_rebuild_categorised_view
    rebuild_categorised_view()
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/installedpane.py", line 401, in rebuild_categorised_view
    persistent_duplicate_filter=(i > 0))
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/db/enquire.py", line 317, in set_query
    self._blocking_perform_search()
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/db/enquire.py", line 212, in _blocking_perform_search
    matches = enquire.get_mset(0, self.limit, None, xfilter)
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/db/appfilter.py", line 94, in __call__
    if (not pkgname in self.cache or
  File "/scratch/egon/devel/software-center/trunk/softwarecenter/db/pkginfo_impl/aptcache.py", line 263, in __contains__
    return self._cache.__contains__(k)
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__contains__'

Its often reported error so we need to fix it.

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2012-05-04
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → precise-updates
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: ca-escalated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

Hello Michael, or anyone else affected,

Accepted software-center into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-05-16
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.2.2

---------------
software-center (5.2.2) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/whatsnew-leak-lp985389:
    - search filter fix for the case when the "installed-only"
      filter leaks into subsequent searches (LP: #985389)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-lp994632:
    - add a dep to ensure we get the correct ubuntu-sso-client-gtk
      (LP: #994632)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/proper-error-on-unknown-files:
    - show a proper error message when attempting to open unknown
      file types (LP: #944868)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp921799:
    - fix crash when decoding screenshots JSON (LP: #921799)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp959612:
    - fix crash when selecting the Installed view very quickly
      after startup (LP: #959612)

  [ Ken VanDine ]
  * lp:~ken-vandine/software-center/lp_982567:
    - Check if the proxy is enabled, if the proxy host is set but not
      enabled we shouldn't attempt to use the proxy (LP: #982567)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp969732:
    - need to explicitly declare the needs-refresh signal in the
      AppTreeStore class to prevent a crash (LP: #969732)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp870822:
    - don't crash if we don't get a pkgversion object back
      (LP: #870822)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-shutdown-crash-lp996333:
    - never crash when writing out the software center config file on
      shutdown (LP: #996333)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-makedirs-race-crashes:
    - fix crash on race when creating the cache or config directories
      (LP: #743003, LP: #621182)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash_lp973379:
    - ensure that the cache is ready before using the recommender
      service (LP: #973379 )
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/toolbar-buttons-insensitive-during-startup:
    - set the toolbar buttons insensitive for the duration of time that the
      lobby panels are initializing (LP: #999486, LP: #994341)

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/bug532072:
    - escape markup for support info and license (LP: #993279)
    - ellipsize summary at trailing end (LP: #532072)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp626037:
    - subtle background color tweak for consistency
      between views (LP: #626037)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp835005:
    - no need for the software-properties dialog to be modal
      to software-center (LP: #835005)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp839389:
    - don't display an "icon not found" image in the Unity
      launcher when a report a review window is opened (LP: #839389)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/867588:
    - capitalize the first letter of the package summary
      (LP: #867588)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp876657:
    - make sure the search field does not disappear when an
      install or remove is in progress (LP: #876657)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp987797:
    - fix alignment in the reviews part of the appdetails (LP: #987797)
  * lp:~evfool/software-center/lp844768:
    - show a indeterminate progress bar when software-center waits for
      another ...

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Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Hello Michael, or anyone else affected,

Accepted software-center into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
milestone: none → precise-updates
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Quantal):
milestone: precise-updates → none
description: updated
Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

Hello Michael, 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!

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

I have verified that software-center version 5.2.3 in precise-proposed fixes this bug per the test case given in the description.

Thanks!

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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