Another upstream report of this was here:
** Bug watch added: github.com/hughsie/fwupd/issues #590
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Please backport fix for & in attributes
Status in Fwupd:
Status in appstream-glib package in Ubuntu:
Status in appstream-glib source package in Xenial:
There are instances of fwupd being unable to run updates on certain
devices on Ubuntu 16.04. due to a "&" in metadata.
* Try to perform an update on a 8bitdo affected device.
* Regressions would occur in metadata processing where the fwupd
daemon wouldn't be able to process it.
This was discussed here:
This has been fixed in appstream-glib to prevent & in the metadata. This fix
is already in 18.04 and just needs to be backported to 16.04.
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