software-center: reload package list after adding new software source
Hi. I am packaging third-party software for ubuntu (specifically, new upstream versions of regina-normal), and I am finding it difficult to install software via the GUI.
I am using oneiric (both i386 and amd64). I start the Ubuntu Software Center, select Edit -> Software Sources, import my signing key (http://
I close Software Sources, and back in the Ubuntu Software Center I search for regina-normal. It only finds the old version (4.6-4, as shipped with oneiric), not the new version from the new repository that I just added (4.90-1ubuntu1~
In older versions of ubuntu (natty and prior), as soon as I added the new software source I would see the software center reload the list of available packages automatically, and the new version would then appear. In oneiric I see no indication that the package listing is being reloaded, the new version does not appear, and I cannot find any button or menu item to force a reload manually.
Since I am putting together instructions for users, I would prefer a "natural" GUI solution (i.e., I don't want to tell them to fire up a terminal and run apt-get update). Am I doing something wrong here? Is there a "right" way of doing this in the GUI that I'm not seeing? Or is this an oversight in oneiric where the Software Center does not communicate with the Software Sources config utility?
(For reference, you can see my user instructions for natty at http://
Thanks - Ben.