Stop converting apt:<package> links to apps.ubuntu.com

Bug #1754470 reported by Gunnar Hjalmarsson on 2018-03-08
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Online publishing of the Ubuntu documentation
High
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ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

apps.ubuntu.com previously offered a convenient web interface to the Ubuntu package repositories. When building the HTML version of the desktop guide, we have therefore converted apt:<package> links to equivalent apps.ubuntu.com links.

However, apps.ubuntu.com now redirects to snapcraft.io/store, so those converted links are broken.

Changed in help.ubuntu.com:
importance: Undecided → High
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Fixed in the ubuntu-docs branch.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

I asked Jeremy Bicha if he is aware of any other way but simply dropping the conversion, but he isn't.

https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2018/03/21/%23ubuntu-desktop.html#t18:43

So my conclusion is that we start showing href="apt:<package>" also on the HTML pages.

It's worth noticing that equivalent links in upstream gnome-user-docs is of the format action="install:<package>". Since that format doesn't work on Ubuntu, at least not currently, we convert such links to our preferred format when building the gnome-user-docs package.

Changed in help.ubuntu.com:
status: New → Fix Released
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