Wrap lines in text area of the "Could not download all repository indexes" dialog

Bug #237455 reported by diritti.vegetali on 2008-06-04
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)
Jean-Baptiste Lallement

Bug Description

Binary package hint: synaptic

When synaptics reports the "failed to fetch" infobox (this happens if you reload the packages list -namely you apt-get update-, and one or more repositories are not available online), it misaligns the text. A pic can explain better. As you can see in the attached file, in the infobox there are very long (unreadable) lines.

Of course, this is a low priority bug. But you ubuntu guys are so precise when "look and feel" is concerned!

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Ok. I did not explain properly. IMHO, some lines are necessarily longer then the infobox size (or the infobox size is too small for those lines, maybe). Indeed, if a line contains an URL, it is probably too long to fit in the infobox. On the other hand, some other lines are long but can be splitted in multiple lines. When the "falied to fetch" message appears, long lines with URLs also appear. In this case, also other long-but-splittable lines are not splitted anymore, affecting readability. For instance, the authentication advisory is only partially readable in this case. I attach the pic of a nice-aligned report (no fetching failures), to be compared with the one above.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

The "could not download repository index" dialog could be improved a bit and be consistent with the "an error occured" dialog. Marking as triaged/low

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
summary: - bad alignment in the report of fetching feilure
+ Wrap lines in text area of the "Could not download all repository
+ indexes" dialog
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Prateek Jain (prateek-ja)
assignee: Prateek Jain (prateek-ja) → nobody
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package synaptic - 0.63.1ubuntu2

synaptic (0.63.1ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * po/uk.po:
    - updated, thanks to Serhij Dubyk
  * build from the lp:~ubuntu-core-dev/synaptic/lucid branch

  [ Jean-Baptiste Lallement ]
  * Fix sorting issues of the package list
    - Fix sort by name and by section (LP: #518509)
    - Improve sort by column performance
  * sort 'installed files' list in alphabetical order (LP: #32550)
  * Set version labels selectable in package properties (LP: #76568)
  * disable 'Lock Version' and 'Automatically installed' menu entries for a
    normal user (LP: #309906)
  * common/rpackagelister.cc:
    - in RPackageLister::xapianSearch() catch xapian exception to
      prevent crash when xapian interprets search string as a syntax
    - fix sorting in xapian search mode (LP: #508220)
  * gtk/gsynaptic.cc
    - Start with focus set on fast search entry (LP: #326155)
  * Select first subview on view change (LP: #403165)
  * Fix Gtk-CRITICAL when the fast search entry is cleared (LP: #385739)
  * Ignore DEL accelerator when fast search has focus (LP: #294178)
  * Do not start help viewer as root but as SUDO_USER (LP: #110224)
  * wrap lines in textarea of dialog_update_failed (LP: #237455)
  * set textarea read-only in generic error dialog (LP: #403100)
  * Change 'Icon Legend' dialog to fixed size (LP: #374376)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:13:45 +0100

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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