Adding deb,deb-src details to Other Software is awkward

Bug #543219 reported by Neil Wilson on 2010-03-21
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software-properties (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Software properties could do with some TLC to make adding PPA details a bit easier.

(i) If the source line for a ppa is in Other Software already, then using the ppa:xxxxx/yyyy shortcut doesn't add the binary line.
(ii) The instructions on the 'Add' dialog don't tell you how to use the ppa shortcut.
(iii) There doesn't appear to be a way to get it to add both the binary and the source lines in a single step.

I know that 'real programmers' probably use echo from the command line, but if there is to be an interface it should at least be functionally complete.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Mar 21 07:16:32 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20100224.1)
Package: software-properties-gtk 0.75.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-16.25-generic
SourcePackage: software-properties
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-16-generic x86_64

Neil Wilson (neil-aldur) wrote :
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

From what I can see the best fix for (i) and (iii) is to make sure it always adds both a and a deb/deb-src line, right?

summary: - Adding PPA details to Other Software is awkward
+ Adding deb,deb-src details to Other Software is awkward

Something like. I was trying to stick to describing the problem ;-)

On 26 March 2010 10:41, Michael Vogt <email address hidden> wrote:
> >From what I can see the best fix for (i) and (iii) is to make sure it
> always adds both a and a deb/deb-src line, right?
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - Adding PPA details to Other Software is awkward
> + Adding deb,deb-src details to Other Software is awkward
>
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> Adding deb,deb-src details to Other Software is awkward
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Neil Wilson

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

As (i) and (iii) are now fixed (both deb and deb-src lines are always added - see bug #399711 -- and removed -- see bug #838507 ), and for (ii) there is another bug reported, I am marking this bug as a duplicate of the one discussing (ii) separately, namely bug #520343.
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