I noticed that yelp was also complaining about missing help-browser icon until today when it started using native AppStream metadata instead of letting appstream-generator create the basic metadata from its .desktop. So maybe we could fix this bug sooner by creating that metadata file and including it in the firefox and thunderbird binary packages.
Otherwise, I think this bug might be fixed when we get a newer version of appstream-generator installed in the Ubuntu server that provides the metadata downloads. ** Tags added: appstream -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to firefox in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1682455 Title: thunderbird not available in GNOME Software Status in firefox package in Ubuntu: Triaged Status in thunderbird package in Ubuntu: Triaged Bug description: Ubuntu's firefox and thunderbird ship their app icons in /usr/share/pixmaps/ Please move them to /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/apps/ instead so that these apps can be shown as available for install in GNOME Software. References ---------- http://appstream.ubuntu.com/bionic/main/issues/thunderbird.html http://appstream.ubuntu.com/bionic/main/issues/firefox.html https://www.freedesktop.org/software/appstream/docs/chap-Metadata.html#tag-icon Original Report --------------- I am filing this against Thunderbird, even though it also concerns another package (GNOME Software). Essentially, using a freshly installed Ubuntu GNOME 17.04, Thunderbird is not available in GNOME Software (the default software app for this flavour). You cannot find it via search or the packages browser. The only way to install it is via apt-get and even then it doesn't show in Software (see attached picture). To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/1682455/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp