Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1252106
pkcon get-updates reports filtered-out packages
Last modified: 2015-12-02 13:15:53 EST
Similar to bug 1243007 in "dnf check-update" (which is not *actually* a dupe of bug 1210445 as it claims) and possibly bug 1246875 (also about dnf check-update).
I have a local repo with packages I have either modified locally, or want to pin to older (less broken, for me) versions, set to a higher priority (lower priority value) so that the distro repos won't try to update them.
The old news is "yum check-update" does the same filtering that "yum update" does, so shows the same list of updates. It also states how many packages got filtered and if I want to know more about them I can run the check-update with --disablerepo to get the full list. "dnf check-update" does not do the same filtering, so reports packages that "dnf update" would not update. Now I can re-learn to type "dnf update --assumeno" instead of "dnf check-update", though I preferred the old way...
But I also use mate-applet-softupd to get a visible indication of when updates are available. This uses (I presume) "pkcon get-updates" or its equivalent in the background, which is now based on dnf/hawkey/libsolv and so behaves a bit like "dnf check-updates" rather than "yum check-updates".
Actually "dnf check-updates" is worse: not only does it list packages I've pinned back, but it also lists multiple versions of them from both the main fedora repo and fedora-updates repo. "pkcon get-updates" at least lists only the latest available version, but it still reports packages uninstallable due to priority restrictions.
This means that the software update icon will *always* be lit for me, which makes it pretty useless!
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