"Description" in "Technical description" doesn't show package name

Bug #1322711 reported by Guntbert Reiter on 2014-05-23
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The "description" in "technical description" seems to take its value from the package's description only. Not all packages include the package-name there.

So it is not immediately obvious how to see which package will be updated. (The "changes" tab shows it in a very inconspicuous
way in the first line)

I suggest to include the package name as first line in the description field.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: update-manager 1:0.196.12
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.47-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3

Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri May 23 19:42:05 2014
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: update-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-05-01 (22 days ago)

Guntbert Reiter (guntbert) wrote :
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The example package in this case is ssh whose apt-cache output looks like this:

$ apt-cache show ssh
Package: ssh
Priority: optional
Section: net
Installed-Size: 29
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <email address hidden>
Original-Maintainer: Debian OpenSSH Maintainers <email address hidden>
Architecture: all
Source: openssh
Version: 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2
Depends: openssh-client (>= 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2), openssh-server (>= 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2)
Filename: pool/main/o/openssh/ssh_6.6p1-2ubuntu2_all.deb
Size: 1106
MD5sum: e8daec1e6cc3f960f6f628f3d87f6d51
SHA1: f97073c0529e24bfb34a694f5d5f460f7a312b5e
SHA256: 3e1ff222c74ca8139716162235857e4d034c83207fc49c05e22d567500d39c35
Description-en: secure shell client and server (metapackage)
 This metapackage is a convenient way to install both the OpenSSH client
 and the OpenSSH server. It provides nothing in and of itself, so you
 may remove it if nothing depends on it.
Description-md5: b00e309365895c14a10af55945efb136
Homepage: http://www.openssh.org/
Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug
Origin: Ubuntu
Phased-Update-Percentage: 50
Supported: 5y

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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