Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1291013
Gnome software fails to install packages when the user is administrator and has automatic login enabled
Last modified: 2016-04-08 07:46:02 EDT
Description of problem:
I am the administrator of my system, I click install on a package in gnome-software but the package does not start installing instead giving the message pending. There is no such hindrance or delay when installing from yumex or the terminal.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Become administrator in Fedora
2. Open the gnome-software and click install on a package of your choice
Actual results: the installation fails to initiate, instead there is a pending message.
Expected results: When the user is administrator, the package should either install automatically like in previous versions, or it should ask for the administrator password and start installing.
Additional info:I am not using the latest update librsvg2, that is librsvg2 2.40.12, instead I downgraded to the previous version due to a bug blocking the settings of a gnome extension when using the latest version of this package. Not sure if this affects gnome-software.
I also removed gnome-boxes, because my computers gets overheated by virtual machines, don't know if boxes being an integral part of gnome, when removed (through gnome-software) has caused a dependency problem.
As a standard user though I am able to install software from the gnome-software, not as an administrator though.
I had automatic login enabled, with automatic login disabled, I am able to automatically install packages from gnome-software.
In that case, I think gnome-software should be made to ask for the password when you are using automatic login just like the gnome keyring does.
I have same issue but WITHOUT automatic login
gnome-software say in not a "sure sources", no problem with sudo dnf
Here screen is for pigdin, but same with PdfMod or any software.
[shnoulle@beldaran ~]$ gnome-software --version
[shnoulle@beldaran ~]$ groups
[shnoulle@beldaran ~]$ dnf repolist
Vérification de l'expiration des métadonnées effectuée il y a 8 days, 1:02:30 sur Wed Dec 30 18:36:47 2015.
id du dépôt nom du dépôt statut
adobe-linux-x86_64 Adobe Systems Incorporated 2
*fedora Fedora 23 - x86_64 46 074
fedora-chromium-stable Builds of the "stable" tag of the Chromium Web Browser 20
playonlinux PlayOnLinux Official repository 46
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 23 - Free 692
rpmfusion-free-updates-testing RPM Fusion for Fedora 23 - Free - Test Updates 230
rpmfusion-nonfree RPM Fusion for Fedora 23 - Nonfree 206
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing RPM Fusion for Fedora 23 - Nonfree - Test Updates 69
*updates Fedora 23 - x86_64 - Updates 13 182
(In reply to Ervin from comment #0)
> 1.Become administrator in Fedora
Do you mean using the "Users" control center panel? Can you give more details please.
When I enable automatic login at the "Users" control center panel, I can't install packages from gnome-software.
Correction, I enabled myself as a an administrator at installation time.
It has been fixed with new releases.