[Bug 691474] [NEW] Installed Software Partly Displayed

Alain ANDERLINI 691474 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Dec 17 09:54:33 UTC 2010


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kpackagekit

Kubuntu 10.10, KDE 4.5.4

kpackagekit:
  Installed: 0.6.2-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.6.2-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.6.2-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

KPackageKit displays installed software in alphabetical order up to (not
including) a certain item, presently a piece of software named
'homebank':

homebank:
  Installed: 3.33
  Candidate: 3.33
  Package pin: 3.33
  Version table:
     4.2.1-1 1001
        500 http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe i386 Packages
 *** 3.33 1001
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

All software packages alphabetically following this homebank package are
not displayed.

I used to hold the version of this homebank software as it is a third-
party software that was in conflict with another official homebank
software available through the Ubuntu repository, and I did not want to
have this piece of software upgraded. I hold the version of this
software package by adding the following lines to /etc/apt/preferences:

> more /etc/apt/preferences
  Package: homebank
  Pin: version 3.33
  Pin-Priority: 1001

Also, as you can see in the herewith enclosed dump of all installed
software (dkpg -l), KPackageKit displays all installed software up to
this homebank software put on hold ('hi' is displayed in front of the
homebank software package, instead of 'ii'). I think this KPackageKit
software bug is closely related to this hold operation.

By the way, there is no GUI in KpackageKit to hold the version of a
specific software package and to prevent this software from being
updated, e.g. because we are glad with the present version and we don't
want to see any regression because of a new software update, or (as it
is the case presently) because the package name of a third-party
software conflicts with another 'official' package name.

Hope all these information would be helpful for identifying and fixing
this bug in KPackageKit. I am available if you need any further
information, or for testing a patch before an official delivery.

** Affects: kpackagekit (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New


** Tags: kpackagekit

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