Bug 1354304 - virt-manager indefinitely tries to install openssh-askpass by PackageKit
Summary: virt-manager indefinitely tries to install openssh-askpass by PackageKit
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: virt-manager
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cole Robinson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1452211 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-07-11 06:19 UTC by Robin Lee
Modified: 2017-09-14 20:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-09-14 20:29:14 UTC
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Description Robin Lee 2016-07-11 06:19:05 UTC
Description of problem:
On a GNOME shell desktop, I try to use virt-manager to connect a QEMU-KVM host by ssh with password. And the system does not have openssh-askpass installed. Then, when connecting, virt-manager instructs PackageKit to install openssh-askpass. But virt-manager does not wait for my interaction with PackageKit. It just triggers indefinitely many PackageKit requests.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login a GNOME shell 
2. Make sure openssh-askpass is not installed
3. Start virt-manager
4. Try to connect a remote QEMU-KVM host by ssh with password

Actual results:
virt-manager triggers indefinitely many PackageKit requests.

Expected results:
virt-manager triggers one PackageKit request and wait for me to confirm to install openssh-askpass. And after installation, virt-manager continue to connect the remote ssh.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2017-07-25 21:43:29 UTC
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Comment 2 Cole Robinson 2017-08-03 21:57:35 UTC
Still relevant on f26

Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2017-08-07 19:30:45 UTC
*** Bug 1452211 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2017-08-08 19:52:03 UTC
This is 'fixed' upstream now by dropping the packagekit offer to install askpass:

commit 9e7426b64f1402396515042c412b8450367458b2
Author: Cole Robinson <crobinso>
Date:   Mon Aug 7 17:41:52 2017 -0400

    engine: Drop offer to install askpass package (bz 1354304)
    Dealing with packagekit across desktops and in a consistent
    manner is a pain. This code path is rarely exercised and difficult
    to test, so just fallback to giving a hint error message and
    let the user install if they care.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2017-08-13 04:04:19 UTC
virt-manager-1.4.2-1.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-78bdd17f19

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2017-08-14 21:51:51 UTC
virt-manager-1.4.2-1.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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