Bug 408037 - Discover checks for updates before installing local package
Summary: Discover checks for updates before installing local package
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 400808
Alias: None
Product: Discover
Classification: Applications
Component: discover (show other bugs)
Version: 5.15.4
Platform: Other Linux
: HI normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-05-28 15:17 UTC by Thiago Sueto
Modified: 2021-05-20 19:43 UTC (History)
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Description Thiago Sueto 2019-05-28 15:17:59 UTC
When double-clicking e.g. a .deb file and Qapt, Synaptic, Muon or any other package manager application are not installed, Discover is used to install the package.

However, Discover's current behavior (as of 5.15.4) is to check for updates first when opened, regardless of the way it is run.

This delays the installation of local packages, and depending on the internet connection, number of updates or simply a slow computer, this delay can be quite considerable.
I don't know if it's necessary to update the package database for installing local packages? 

Wouldn't it be possible to disable this check for updates whenever a local package is detected, and to start the check afterwards only in the case the user clicks on Applications or the update section?

Or perhaps add a toggle for whether or not Discover checks for updates when it's run, and keep its default behavior.

1. Open a local package using Discover;
2. Click Install before Discover finishes checking for updates; 

Discover will check for updates first, and only after being finished will it ask for the user password using a KAuth window after the user clicks Install.

Discover does not check for updates first, allowing to ask for the user password using a KAuth window soon after running Discover and clicking Install.

Operating System: Kubuntu 19.04
KDE Plasma Version: 5.15.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.56.0
Qt Version: 5.12.2
Kernel Version: 5.0.0-15-generic
OS Type: 64-bit
Comment 1 Patrick Silva 2021-05-20 19:43:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 400808 ***