Bug 1290868 - 'Software Update' missing in Gnome after update to 7,2
Summary: 'Software Update' missing in Gnome after update to 7,2
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-packagekit
Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Lucie Maňásková
Depends On:
Blocks: 1203710 1297830 1313485
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-12-11 17:52 UTC by Joe Wright
Modified: 2019-10-10 10:41 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gnome-packagekit-3.14.3-6.el7
Doc Type: Release Note
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-11-04 06:20:19 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:2425 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE PackageKit and gnome-packagekit bug fix update 2016-11-03 13:59:42 UTC

Description Joe Wright 2015-12-11 17:52:15 UTC
Description of problem:
- GUI software updater missing after update to 7.2

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
- RHEL 7.2 GA

How reproducible:
- intermittent

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to RHEL 7.2 from a prior version

Actual results:
- package gpk-update-viewer missing
- 'Software Update' enu option missing

Expected results:
- 'Software Update' menu option available

Additional info:

- This issue is resolvable by simply installing gpk-update-viewer, however this is confusing customers as the software update menu option is missing in gnome. What's happening to cause this?

Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2016-02-23 14:49:18 UTC
It looks like gnome-software isn't being installed as it's a new package which is probably what we want, as we didn't want to go down the obsoletes route.

The old gnome-packagekit base package is now a common package shared between all others, which is probably what's being updated rather than the others being *installed* at the same time.

What I hink we can do is:
 * create a gnome-packagekit-common that they all depend on
 * make the metata-base package depend on all the subpackages except -common

This should fix upgrades I think.

Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2016-05-16 17:52:23 UTC
Richard, any update on getting your suggested fix in place ?

Comment 6 Richard Hughes 2016-05-18 14:26:35 UTC
* Wed May 18 2016 Richard Hughes <rhughes@redhat.com> - 3.14.3-6
- Create a -common subpackage and make the "parent" package depend on all
  the split out applications. This fixes upgrades from old versions.
- Resolves: #1290868

Comment 10 Matěj Cepl 2016-08-06 10:18:45 UTC
Software Update is not missing anymore.

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 06:20:19 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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