unity-control-center in installed software is listed with wrong icon and title

Bug #1639507 reported by Vaidotas on 2016-11-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Ubuntu Software under Installed programs the listing for gnome-control-center package has title "Wacom Tablet" and tablet icon.
This is dangerously confusing, as average user can easily remove control center without knowing it.
I propose disabling gnome-control-center removal from Ubuntu Software by moving it to "System Applications" section.

[Test Case]
1. From a terminal run:
$ gnome-software --details-pkg unity-control-center

Observed result:
The title/description is from one of the panels inside u-c-c, e.g. "Wacom Tablet" or "Universal Access".

Expected result:
The title and description should be for unity-control-center.
NOTE: This requires the appdata to be updated and re-downloaded before this can occur.

[Regression Potential]
Low, we now just distribute appdata information.

Related branches

Vaidotas (joshas) wrote :
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

The package is unity-control-center not gnome-control-center and seems to be due to missing appstream data.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Yakkety):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → Medium
affects: gnome-software (Ubuntu Xenial) → unity-control-center (Ubuntu Xenial)
summary: - gnome-control-center in installed software is listed with wrong icon and
+ unity-control-center in installed software is listed with wrong icon and
Amr Ibrahim (amribrahim1987) wrote :


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-control-center - 15.04.0+17.04.20170213-0ubuntu1

unity-control-center (15.04.0+17.04.20170213-0ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * user-accounts: Reset the AccountsService password mode when setting
    the password. There's a codepath for directly setting the password
    when the user is setting their own, but this doesn't set the AS mode
    back to ACT_USER_PASSWORD_MODE_REGULAR. If you don't change this and
    you're in ACT_USER_PASSWORD_MODE_NONE, then you end up staying in
    the nopasswdlogin group. (LP: #1630156)

  [ Robert Ancell ]
  * Add AppData (LP: #1639507)

 -- <email address hidden> (<email address hidden>) Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:04:53 +0000

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu Zesty):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
description: updated
description: updated
Mathew Hodson (mathew-hodson) wrote :

Accepted unity-control-center into -proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-control-center/15.04.0+16.10.20170214-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-control-center (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I tested this on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with gnome-software 3.20.1+git20170208.0.a34b091-0ubuntu1~xenial1 (still in xenial-proposed today). I enabled -proposed updates. unity-control-center shows in gnome-software as "Text Entry" on my computer. Ok, maybe I should install the updated unity-control-center (I think if this bug were fixed, that wouldn't actually be necessary).

I installed the updated unity-control-center, ran 'pkill gnome-software' and tried again. Same result.

I ran 'sudo rm -rf /var/cache/app-info; sudo rm -rf /var/lib/app-info; sudo appstreamcli refresh'. After killing gnome-software, I got the same result.

See also https://bugzilla.gnome.org/779379

tags: added: verification-failed
removed: verification-needed
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Does appstreamcli generate local appstream data or just pull it from the server again? I'm not sure if this change requires a server-side refresh of the appstream data.

Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

That's automatic and you can check it by just looking at the archive. I did not look in this case to see if it is right, but it was in the previous case (wine?).

I think someone should see my comment #4 on https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=779379

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