AppStream-based software centers install Wesnoth with only the tutorial campaign and no music

Bug #2033222 reported by Pentarctagon
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wesnoth-1.16 (Ubuntu)
In Progress
P. J. McDermott

Bug Description

When installed via the Ubuntu Software Center, only the tutorial campaign is available rather than all campaigns being available. By default, Ubuntu should be installing all the campaigns so that Wesnoth does not appear to be a mostly empty, incomplete game.

I tested this on Ubuntu 23.04, but has also been reported previously on Ubuntu 22.04 ( as well as Ubuntu 20.04 (

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tags: added: bot-comment
Paul White (paulw2u)
affects: ubuntu → gnome-software (Ubuntu)
tags: added: focal jammy lunar
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Rhonda D'Vine (rhonda) wrote :

This seems to need apstream data tweaking. If someone wants to look into it. The wesnoth-core package gets installed because it ships the .desktop file. But it seems appstream metadata (DEP11) can get adjusted manually instead of automatically included to make that work as expected. as reference link for the time being.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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P. J. McDermott (pehjota) wrote :

Fixing by moving the wesnoth executable (with its desktop entry and AppStream component metainfo) from the wesnoth-1.16-core binary package to wesnoth-1.16 and changing wesnoth-1.16's hard dependencies on campaign packages into recommendations, as discussed last month on the debian-devel-games mailing list.

affects: gnome-software (Ubuntu) → wesnoth-1.16 (Ubuntu)
Changed in wesnoth-1.16 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → P. J. McDermott (pehjota)
status: Triaged → In Progress
summary: - Ubuntu Software Center installs Wesnoth with only the tutorial campaign
+ AppStream-based software centers install Wesnoth with only the tutorial
+ campaign and no music
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