This bug was fixed in the package gnome-software - 3.28.0-0ubuntu2

gnome-software (3.28.0-0ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/0014-Add-a-basic-permissions-system.patch:
    - Fix spelling mistakes (LP: #1755395)
    - Fix crash following snap URLs (LP: #1752645)

 -- Robert Ancell <>  Wed, 14 Mar 2018
15:27:10 +1300

** Changed in: gnome-software (Ubuntu Bionic)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  Crash installing from snap:// URL

Status in gnome-software package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in gnome-software source package in Bionic:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Test Case:
  1. Open in a webbrowser
  2. Search for discord and select the entry
  3. Click on Install

  Expected result
  It installs discord.

  Actual Result
  This crash


  ProblemType: Crash
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
  Package: gnome-software 3.27.90-1ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-11.12-generic 4.15.5
  Uname: Linux 4.15.0-11-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu10
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity:Unity7:ubuntu
  Date: Wed Feb 28 23:18:23 2018
  ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-software
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-06-18 (255 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170618)
   gnome-software-plugin-flatpak 3.27.90-1ubuntu1
   gnome-software-plugin-limba   N/A
   gnome-software-plugin-snap    3.27.90-1ubuntu1
  ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/gnome-software --gapplication-service
   Segfault happened at: 0x7fe66804f17d <g_type_check_instance+13>:     mov    
   PC (0x7fe66804f17d) ok
   source "(%rdi)" (0x00000001) not located in a known VMA region (needed 
readable region)!
   destination "%rax" ok
  SegvReason: reading NULL VMA
  Signal: 11
  SourcePackage: gnome-software
   g_type_check_instance () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
   g_signal_handlers_disconnect_matched () from 
   ?? ()
   ?? ()
   ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
  Title: gnome-software crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance()
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

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