option to switch to package names instead of descriptions

Bug #1928380 reported by Karl on 2021-05-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Request for enhancement:
as a technically minded person, I find the package titles displayed sometimes confusing. For example, right now four items are identically named "Manage release upgrades".

I would find it convenient to have an option to switch the displayed names in tree view to the technical package name, so that e.g. instead of "Software Updater" it displays "update-manager".

I am well aware of the fact that by expanding the "Technical description" part of the window, I can already look up each package name in turn.

You are welcome to not change the expandable section headings, since e.g. "Ubuntu base" is a conceptual name rather than a package name, as far as I am aware.

In my opinion, such a switch could suitably be placed as a checkbox in the Settings tab "Developer options".

Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - wish: switch to package names
+ option to switch to package names instead of descriptions
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers