"Authentication to write a new APT configuration" is geeky

Bug #828285 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth

Bug Description

software-properties-gtk 0.81.8, Ubuntu Ocelot

1. In "Software Sources", check or uncheck any of the checkboxes.

What happens: An alert appears saying "Authentication to write a new APT configuration".

What should happen: The alert should use less jargon. aptdaemon already has a less geeky string for this exact purpose: "To change software repository settings, you need to authenticate."

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.82

software-properties (0.82) precise; urgency=low

  [ Manish Sinha (मनीष सिन्हा) ]
  * lp:~manishsinha/software-properties/fix-887249-handle-404-error:
    - improve error handling for incorrect/misspelled PPAs (LP: #887249)
  * lp:~manishsinha/software-properties/list-ppa-names-for-user-or-team:
    - Made the change to alert the user that a user/team does not have any PPAs

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * lp:~evfool/software-properties/lintianfixes:
    - Fixed capitalization issue in control file
  * Fix warnings logged to terminal about inexistent handlers by checking
    if the handlers exist
  * Change geeky authentication text displayed on policykit auth dialog to
    the one suggested by mpt (LP: #828285)
  * Reset the popcon checkbox value if changed, but auth failed (LP: #874759)
  * Apt-add-repository --remove changed to also remove the debsrc
    line (LP: #838507)
  * Apt-add-repository PPA warning changed to warn you about add/removal
    depending on what you really want to do.
  * Update the manpage of apt-add-repository with the available
    options. (LP: #697546)
  * Reset the text on the mirror testing dialog after closing/canceling
    it (LP: #875679)
  * Unicode encode PPA description and displaynam to avoid
    UnicodeDecodeErrors (LP: #827355)
  * Do not expand the server combobox (LP: #875131)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:32:49 +0100

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