Description text references non-existent"administration" menu

Bug #921312 reported by Daniel Fore on 2012-01-25
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

The secondary text in the update-manager alert explains that if you don't wish to install updates right now you can access the update manager from the administration menu. However, this menu does not exist in the latest Unity or GNOME Shell.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The message actually says:

'from Applications later'

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Well there are really 4 places where this appears:

#: ../UpdateManager/UpdateManager.py:680
msgid ""
"These software updates have been issued since Ubuntu was released. If you "
"don't want to install them now, choose \"Update Manager\" from Applications "
"later."
msgstr ""

#: ../UpdateManager/UpdateManager.py:682
msgid ""
"These software updates have been issued since Ubuntu was released. If you "
"don't want to install them now, choose \"Update Manager\" from the "
"Administration Menu later."
msgstr ""

#: ../UpdateManager/UpdateManager.py:687
msgid ""
"If you don't want to install them now, choose \"Update Manager\" from "
"Applications later."
msgstr ""

#: ../UpdateManager/UpdateManager.py:689
msgid ""
"If you don't want to install them now, choose \"Update Manager\" from the "
"Administration menu later."
msgstr ""

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I wrote that existing secondary text. However, I have since redesigned Update Manager more thoroughly, and the redesign does not have a paragraph of secondary text at all. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareUpdates#alert> I judged it was worth losing the instructions for how to launch Update Manager manually, in exchange for increasing the proportion of people who would read the alert at all.

The other element in the current secondary text, as quoted above, is the sentence "These software updates have been issued since Ubuntu was released". This catered for the case where you're surprised about updates being available because you've only just installed the OS or bought the PC. So, I propose that that sentence should replace the usual first sentence in the primary text. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareUpdates?action=diff&rev2=60&rev1=59>

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