Typo in error message when an update fails

Bug #139760 reported by Aurélien COUDERC on 2007-09-15
This bug affects 1 person
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synaptic (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Recently the update-manager failed to install a package for some reason, and I noticed a mistake in the error message.
The error message says :
Not all changes and updates succeeded. For further details of the failure, please expand the 'terminal' panel below.

But the panel below is actually named 'Details'.

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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

I can confirm the issue and it needs to be fixed. I'm not sure if we should do it for gutsy though as it will break the translations for this strng and we are already in the UI freeze.

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I suggest fixing this bug by renaming "Details" to "More details". Then it will be obvious how to see more details, so you can remove the entire second sentence from the error message.

Aurélien COUDERC (coucouf) wrote :

In fact my problem was that the error message doesn't correspond to the UI element.
The message talks about a 'terminal' panel which is actually named 'Details'.

What I had in mind was more like changing the error message to :
'For further details of the failure, please expand the 'Details' panel below'

By the way, wouldn't "details on the failure" be more correct ?

Phil Bull (philbull) wrote :

This is still an issue on latest intrepid, update-manager 1:0.93.4.

C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :

marking it as triaged. Either way, it should be re-worded.

Changed in update-manager:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Ian Weisser (ian-weisser) wrote :

Suggested new wording:
"Not all changes and updates succeeded. For more information, please expand the 'Details' panel below."

Aurélien COUDERC (coucouf) wrote :

Sounds good to me.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

The string in question is in synaptic in common/rinstallprogress.cc at line 42
string RInstallProgress::errorMsg = _("\nNot all changes and updates succeeded. For further details of the the failure, please expand the 'terminal' panel below.");

Affecting to synaptic

Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2008-12-16
Changed in synaptic:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Przemek K. (azrael) on 2009-12-15
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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