Error messages for failed downloads should be less complicated

Bug #20812 reported by Wouter Stomp on 2005-09-02
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One Hundred Papercuts
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synaptic
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synaptic (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I did an update and one package could not be downloaded. I got the following
error message:

Titlebar: Warning

Text: The following problems have occurred on your system:

Textbox (with unneeded, non-functional scrollbars):
W: Kan
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/e/epydoc/python2.4-epydoc_2.1-9ubuntu1_all.deb
niet ophalen
  404 Not Found

And that is after I was already asked if I wanted to continue because a package
could not be downloaded.

It could be just: Epydoc could not be installed because of problems downloading
it. (maybe with a little arrow with details, just like during downloading and
installing.)

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

I assume:
"W: Kan
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/e/epydoc/python2.4-epydoc_2.1-9ubuntu1_all.deb
niet ophalen 404 Not Found"

means (in your locale) that it can't download the package?

I agree that a better error message would be good.

Cheers,
 Michael

> I assume:
> "W: Kan
>
http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/e/epydoc/python2.4-epydoc_2.1-9ubuntu1_all.deb
> niet ophalen 404 Not Found"
>
> means (in your locale) that it can't download the package?

Yes.

Michael Rooney (mrooney) wrote :

I see this bug hasn't been touched in quite a while, is this still an issue in a recent release of Ubuntu?

Changed in synaptic:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

Yes, synaptic still seems to display error messages straight from apt in a non userfriendly way.

Changed in synaptic:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-06-09
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: Michael Vogt (mvo) → nobody

Thank you for posting this bug.

Does this occur in Lucid?

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Mio (m10) wrote :

yes even in natty it is still an issue

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → quantal-8-administration

This is a pretty old bug report. comment #6 says it was still an issue in 11.04, and I was wondering if anyone could confirm whether or not it's still with us in 12.10.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: quantal-8-administration → raring-round-4
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
importance: Medium → Low
importance: Low → Undecided
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Low → Undecided
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