Bug 1247083 - dnf timers require network access and thus should require systemd network target
Summary: dnf timers require network access and thus should require systemd network target
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: rpm-software-management
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: EasyFix, Reopened, Triaged
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-07-27 09:59 UTC by Christian Stadelmann
Modified: 2018-07-13 06:49 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2018-06-28 08:26:54 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1600823 None None None Never

Internal Trackers: 1600823

Description Christian Stadelmann 2015-07-27 09:59:11 UTC
Description of problem:
dnf-makecache.timer and dnf-automatic.timer are starting dnf in a way that only makes sense if network access is available. Both state


in their .timer files. Shoudn't this be


or even


? Without network access both timers will fail to do their job anyway.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-08 09:34:09 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 17:12:25 UTC
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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Comment 3 Jaroslav Mracek 2017-06-13 16:30:15 UTC
There is a pull-request that should implement it (https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/815).

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Comment 5 Jan Kurik 2017-08-15 06:57:26 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 27 development cycle.
Changing version to '27'.

Comment 7 Jaroslav Mracek 2018-06-28 08:26:54 UTC
The issue is solved by dnf-3.0.1-1 that was released into rawhide.

Comment 8 Adam Williamson 2018-07-13 06:49:18 UTC
The way this was fixed is incorrect and puts systemd in an impossible situation (dnf-makecache.timer asks systemd for two different, mutually exclusive things). This seems to result in NetworkManager.service being thrown out from the startup process, sometimes, and thus the system's network connection not being brought up on boot. See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1600823 .

I am sending a pull request which actually implements what Christian suggested in the first place, rather than the incorrect change which was actually made.

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