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#169 Ubuntu Software Centre says "This package is of bad quality"

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nobody
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2012-08-16
2012-08-16
Dan Stowell
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Downloaded the 2.0 32bit deb, on my ubuntu 12.04, and double-clicked on it.

Ubuntu Software Centre automatically ran lintian and reported "This package is of bad quality" in a big scary window, saying "This could cause serious problems on your computer". It allows you to carry on and install, but this big loud error will scare people off.

The problem is apparently mainly file permissions in the bundle - here's what is listed in the error message window:

Lintian check results for /home/dans/Downloads/sonic-visualiser_2.0cc-1_i386.deb:
Use of uninitialized value $ENV{"HOME"} in concatenation (.) or string at /usr/bin/lintian line 108.
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/bin/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/bin/sonic-visualiser 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/applications/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/applications/sonic-visualiser.desktop 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/doc/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/doc/sonic-visualiser/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/doc/sonic-visualiser/CHANGELOG 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/doc/sonic-visualiser/COPYING 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/doc/sonic-visualiser/README 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/mimelnk/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/mimelnk/application/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/mimelnk/application/x-sonicvisualiser-layer.desktop 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/mimelnk/application/x-sonicvisualiser.desktop 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/pixmaps/ 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/pixmaps/sv-icon-light.svg 1000/100
E: sonic-visualiser: wrong-file-owner-uid-or-gid usr/share/pixmaps/sv-icon.svg 1000/100

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