Bug 1126673 - Packagekit cannot install anything
Summary: Packagekit cannot install anything
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PackageKit
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-05 04:02 UTC by bztdlinux
Modified: 2015-05-29 18:07 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-05-29 18:07:43 UTC

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Description bztdlinux 2014-08-05 04:02:23 UTC
Description of problem:
Any method of installing packages fails with PackageKit. With pkcon, gnome software utility, pkcon, missing shell command, font installation, etc. Error message is always "Fatal Error: Failed to find (packagename)".

Strangely, this happens even when installing a bare RPM using the graphical tool, though the installation seems to complete successfully.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
PackageKit.x86_64                         0.8.17-1.fc20        @updates         
PackageKit-Qt.x86_64                      0.8.9-1.fc20         @updates         
PackageKit-command-not-found.x86_64       0.8.17-1.fc20        @updates         
PackageKit-glib.x86_64                    0.8.17-1.fc20        @updates         
PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin.x86_64        0.8.17-1.fc20        @updates         
PackageKit-gtk3-module.x86_64             0.8.17-1.fc20        @updates         
PackageKit-hawkey.x86_64                  0.8.17-1.fc20        @updates         
PackageKit-yum-plugin.x86_64              0.8.17-1.fc20        @updates   

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
[thomas@homura ~]$ pkcon install geany
Resolving                     [=========================]         
Loading cache                 [=========================]         
Finished                      [=========================]         
Fatal error: Failed to find geany;1.24.1-1.fc20;x86_64;updates

Comment 1 bztdlinux 2014-08-06 07:54:29 UTC
The problem seems to be caused by PackageKit-yum not being installed. I would have expected this to be a dependency of PackageKit-hawkey?

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2014-08-06 12:17:30 UTC
hawkey uses dnf (essentially), and -yum is the default.  By installing -yum, you've switched to using yum.

So, it would appear that simply the hawkey backend wasn't working for you.

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Comment 4 Kalev Lember 2015-05-29 18:07:43 UTC
This is fixed in F21+ where we only ship one PackageKit backend.

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