Upgradable (upstream) not defined

Bug #206555 reported by Phil Plumbo on 2008-03-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

Unbuntu version 7.10
Synaptic 0.60ubuntu5

I didn't understand the meaning of (upstream) in the context of "upgradable (upstream)".
I found no expanation of this term in Synaptic help.

It is an ambiguous and unneeded qualifier. Unless there is an alternative form of "upgradable" such as (downstream) or (yellow-brick-road), why not simply drop the reference?

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Mar 25 09:14:12 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/synaptic
Package: synaptic 0.60ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: /usr/sbin/synaptic
ProcCwd: /home/printware
SourcePackage: synaptic
Uname: Linux IPRouter 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Tue Feb 12 07:42:25 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

Phil Plumbo (phil-plumbo) wrote :
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-12-04
Changed in synaptic:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

The string is in gtk/glade/window_filters.glade and common/rpackageview.cc and is displayed when 'Custom filter' is selected.
Marking as triaged.

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: string-fix
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-06-01
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-06-02
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: Robert Roth (evfool) → nobody
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport and thanks to Robert for the proposed fix.

The difference between the "normal" upgradable and the "upgradable (upstream)" is that the former counts every package. But the later will omit version that only differ in the debian/uubntu revision.

1.0-2 -> 1.0-3 is upgradable but not in the upgradable (upstream) filter.

Its a bit tricky to find a short string describing the difference.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-09-27
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
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