Description of problem:
I don't understand how and when lpf notify is supposed to inform me of updates available to lpf targets, but it doesn't seem to be working. An important security update for flash-plugin was release many weeks ago, and I still haven't received a notification.
I think, since I am running lpf-notify, that I show get a pop-up message. But, also, 'lpf notify' should say something when queried; it returns nothing and exits with code 81.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Has not worked since I started using lpf a few months ago.
Steps to Reproduce:
This is very difficult to test, perhaps you can think of a better one
1. Install lpf and lpf-<tgt pkg>
2. Build & install target package with lpf
3. Wait for an "update" to the target package to be released
4. Run 'lpf notify'
'lpf notify' quiery returns nothing & exit code 81.
'lpf notify' and lpf-notify should inform user that an update is available to the target package.
on holiday, will look into into this when I'm back (August).
Got snagged by this, today. Skype stopped working and I went all the way through changing my password before I guessed correctly that my version of the software was so out-of-date that it was disabled for login.
Doesn't help that MS kept this a secret, but I was counting on lpf-notify to help prevent this sort of thing.
Somehow, this is about the target package version. The current lpf-skype seems to be 18.104.22.168-1. Is this what you have installed?
If so, can anyone reproduce a situation where the target is rolled back to previous version 22.214.171.124-4 and check what lpf-notify displays?
So, there is a new lpf-skype package and thought I could use it as a test case for lpf-notify.
* I haven't received any alerts from lpf-notify (ever).
* I upgraded lpf-skype package and still no notices.
* I then upgraded lpf to lpf-0.1-8.36e5aa0.fc20.noarch. Then, I killed lpf-notify and inotifywait processes. Then I restarted lpf-notify using the command: /bin/bash /usr/share/lpf/scripts/lpf-notify notify-watch /usr/share/lpf/scripts/notify . Still not notices.
If you could just tell me how lpf-notify is supposed to work, I would look for that action. But, since I've never seen it work, I don't know if I'm just missing it or if it's actually not working. What am I looking for?
Also, when I run lpf-gui, now, it shows Skype needs to be built. But, when I try to do that, I get a pop up that says Skype needs to be updated, run lpf-update?. Then I click okay. But, I get *two* more pop-up errors that say the build failed. And that leaves *two* "lpf:skype" windows that say "Updating: skype" but are *both* stuck at the "Build" stage and cannot finish.
skype: installing build dependencies
/usr/share/lpf/scripts/lpf-pkgbuild: line 52: /var/lib/lpf/log/skype.log: Permission denied
skype: downloading sources
Getting http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2 to ./skype-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 18.4M 100 18.4M 0 0 1513k 0 0:00:12 0:00:12 --:--:-- 1404k
error: File /var/lib/lpf/rpmbuild/SOURCES/skype-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2: No such file or directory
Building target platforms: i686
Building for target i686
skype: build failed
skype: build errors
Aha! I think I get it now.
When I "reset package data", I immediately get the pop-up message from lpf-notify that Skype is ready to update. That's great! I assume that, if I keep the package data(base) clean, that message will pop-up as soon as the new lpf-skype is installed. (That's how it's supposed to work, right?)
Great input, it's not easy to construct test cases here. Will look into this later this week.
Hey, I have new info to report. So, I still haven't ever received any lpf notifications for outdated packages. But, I see that a new lpf-skype package was installed a while ago, presumably with regular system updates which is what I expect. So, what I said in comment 6 is either incorrect (that's not how it is supposed to work) or it is broken (that is how it's supposed to work, but it doesn't).
Today, I started the lpf-gui to check on skype and I didn't even get a notification at that point. But, it showed me immediately that lpf-skype had been updated and the Skype pkg needed to be re-built. I clicked on "build" and *then* it gave me the notification that a new version of skype was ready and needed to be re-built. This is wrong and causes problems; if you click on "run lpf-update" it starts *another* build process in parallel and then things break.
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