Authentication > Import key as copy-paste option missing

Bug #372577 reported by Mikko Ohtamaa on 2009-05-06
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software-properties (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 8.10 / usability bug

Software sources should have a dialog to import Authentication keys from clipboard.

Rationale:

Today. Most keys are shared as copy-paste snippets on web pages (example: https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA#Adding%20a%20PPA%20to%20your%20Ubuntu%20repositories). The user needs to go through the extra steps to copy text, create a text file, paste in text and locate this text file as a root user on his/her harddrive to be able to a new key. This is very difficult.

Edited text:

Today most keys are shared as copy-paste snippets on web pages (example: https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA#Adding%20a%20PPA%20to%20your%20Ubuntu%20repositories). The user needs to go through the extra steps to copy text, create a text file, paste in text and locate this text file as a root user on his/her hard drive to be able to add a new key.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

I added drag-n-drop and a right-click menu for paste now to the authentication tab. This will be part of the next (karmic) upload.

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.74

---------------
software-properties (0.74) karmic; urgency=low

  * debian/rules:
    - use DH_PYTHON=include-links
  * add support for drag-n-drop public key blocks
  * fix error() function
  * add right click menu to authication treeview to
    support adding key via copy-n-paste (LP: #372577)
  * software-properties-kde:
    - set bugAddress to ""

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:14:05 +0200

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