NO webcamoid in Ubuntu Software in Zesty 17.04

Asked by corrado venturini on 2017-04-01

Webcamoid does not exist in Ubuntu Software in Zesty 17.04. It was present in 16.04.
In Zesty 17.04 I installed it successfully using synaptic.

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2017-04-02
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2017-04-18

I suggest you report a bug. Zesty is not ready and not stable

I don't know if I should open the bug against webcamoid or against Ubuntu Software.
The problem seems because in Ubuntu Xenial webcamoid has appstream metadata while in Ubuntu Zesty (and also Wily) the metadata are missing.

in Ubuntu Xenial:

corrado@corrado-xeni-prova:~$ uname -a
Linux corrado-xeni-prova 4.4.0-71-generic #92-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 24 12:59:01 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
corrado@corrado-xeni-prova:~$ appstreamcli s webcamoid
Identifier: webcamoid.desktop [desktop-application]
Name: Webcamoid
Summary: Take photos and record videos with your webcam
Package: webcamoid
Icon: webcamoid_camera-web.png
----
corrado@corrado-xeni-prova:~$

in Ubuntu Zesty:

corrado@corrado-z-beta3:~$ uname -a
Linux corrado-z-beta3 4.10.0-15-generic #17-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 24 17:51:38 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
corrado@corrado-z-beta3:~$ appstreamcli s webcamoid
Unable to find component matching webcamoid!
corrado@corrado-z-beta3:~$

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 17.04 _Zesty Zapus_ - Beta amd64 (20170331)]/ zesty main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty main restricted
# deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty universe
# deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates universe
# deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty multiverse
# deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ zesty-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu zesty partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu zesty partner

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-proposed universe restricted main multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty-security multiverse

May be I was not clear. I had no problem installing webcamoid on Ubuntu Zesty using Synaptic (and it works well) but the problem I want to point out is that webcamoid is ignored by Ubuntu Software and can't be installed using Ubuntu Software because it lacks appstream metadata.
I don't know if appstream metadata should be added/created by webcamoid developers or from ubuntu team.

corrado@corrado-z-beta3:~$ uname -a
Linux corrado-z-beta3 4.10.0-15-generic #17-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 24 17:51:38 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

corrado@corrado-z-beta3:~$ apt-cache policy webcamoid
webcamoid:
  Installed: 7.2.1+dfsg1-4
  Candidate: 7.2.1+dfsg1-4
  Version table:
 *** 7.2.1+dfsg1-4 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

corrado@corrado-z-beta3:~$ appstreamcli s webcamoid
Unable to find component matching webcamoid!
corrado@corrado-z-beta3:~$

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