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Changelog tab never shows any information

Postby russ_ on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:43 am

My mintUpdate works perfectly, except for the fact that I can never get any information on the Changelog, Warnings, or "Extra Info" tabs. I *think* it used to work before.

Do other people get the change log info for an update? Any idea why mine might not work?

I'm not sure it is relevant, but when I do click "Changelog", there is short delay before it tells me there is nothing available. It is like it looks for it and fails.

I'm running Isadora and have mintUpdate 4.0.7.
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Re: Changelog tab never shows any information

Postby remoulder on Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:19 am

The changelog will only show information for mint developed applications. It doesn't (currently) show the changelog for other repos such as the ubuntu ones.
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Re: Changelog tab never shows any information

Postby russ_ on Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:58 pm

Wow... I must say I'm surprised by that! That seems odd.
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Re: Changelog tab never shows any information

Postby BostonPeng on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:59 am

"Odd" is putting it mildly, russ, not to mention kindly. It essentially renders MintUpdate useless for 99% of the updates that come through for me.

What would be the best place to file a bug against this to ask that it provide the missing info for apps coming from Ubuntu repos? I know getting info from PPAs is another matter altogether but I've had to put KPackageKit on my Fancy Tasks plasmoid to make it easy to get changelog info on normal updates.
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Re: Changelog tab never shows any information

Postby evilestmark on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:00 am

Is this issue in the plans to get any love? Been several months and I'm still seeing it unresolved.
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Re: Changelog tab never shows any information

Postby AlbertP on Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:24 am

The uploader of the package - the Ubuntu or Mint team usually - may not have the time to type a changelog. If the package comes from someone else's repository then the maintainer of that repo might just be too lazy to make changelogs.
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Re: Changelog tab never shows any information

Postby BostonPeng on Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:30 am

Thanks for the info, Albert. Now the lack of info makes sense.
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Re: Changelog tab never shows any information

Postby c30zD on Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:24 am

They have solved this issue, but that's in a new version of mintupdate. Please read my post at: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=44127&p=542465#p542465.
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