Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1021889
search matches against fields which aren't displayed in the results (so reason for result being returned is unclear to user)
Last modified: 2016-07-19 06:30:25 EDT
Created attachment 814918 [details]
result for 'icons' search
Description of problem:
when searching for 'icons' in gnome-software, i get some strange results, there dont seems relates to 'icons' (Se attachment)
look like gnome-software search in the rpm description, but it don't show it when i select one of the found packages.
This will confuse the users, that a package if found, but there is no visibel infomation containing the search word
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.search for 'icons'
strange results with no visible infomation containg the search key
packages found by a search, should show the infomation that was used in the search.
Maybe gnome-software should fallback to showing the rpm description, for applications with no appdata or it should not search the rpm description.
(In reply to Tim Lauridsen from comment #0)
> Maybe gnome-software should fallback to showing the rpm description, for
> applications with no appdata or it should not search the rpm description.
The designs explicitly forbid this, for good reason. I've taken PK out of the search path now, so I'm pretty sure this should be fixed in 3.10.3, can you please verify? http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=474286 -- thanks.
I will test it tomorrow.
I understand you want good descriptions, but think that rpm description is better than no description in a transistion fase.
You are currently using the rpm summary, for packages with no appdata, it is not much better quality than the rpm description.
It is not fixed in http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=474286
searching for icons still gives result where there is no trace for the word 'icons'
Created attachment 817755 [details]
search for icons (3.10.3)
Created attachment 817757 [details]
the basti package (3.10.3)
I still see this with current Fedora 21. I don't see the word 'icons' in the appdata description (or indeed in the package description for at least some of them, so I'm not sure where it's coming from), and not all the results seem particularly relevant to the topic - I don't think tweak-tool or k3b is likely to be what anyone's looking for from a search for 'icons'.
Created attachment 924916 [details]
screenshot of a search for 'icons' with gnome-software-3.13.4-2.fc21.x86_64
Interestingly, it seems like I ran into a second bug. Those results are actually the results for a search for 'icon', but just that one time, I think the live results got stuck at 'icon' and didn't update to the 'icons' result. Now when I search for 'icons' I get only two results, qmpdclient and tweak-tool, both of which have the string 'icons' in their appdata. However, the search for 'icon' returns e.g. mcomix and GIMP and kolourpaint others which AFAICS do not have that string in the description or anywhere else in the information Software provides to the user in the search results list or even in the detailed page for each package.
When you search for "icon", I believe it's matching the x-icon mime type. Try searching for "portable-anymap" for example, this also finds gimp.
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Still seems valid on at least F22, a search for 'icon' returns 'Files' (nautilus), Zim Desktop Wiki, Tweak Tool, K3b, Converseen, and gDesklets...
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