Bug 1626898 - Deja-Dup can't create backups. [fedora 28 atomic workstation]
Summary: Deja-Dup can't create backups. [fedora 28 atomic workstation]
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: deja-dup
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gwyn Ciesla
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-09-10 04:13 UTC by Alex
Modified: 2019-05-28 23:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 23:38:27 UTC
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Description Alex 2018-09-10 04:13:19 UTC
Description of problem:
When running deja-dup in fedora atomic workstation 28 it can't make a backup.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install via rpm-ostree install deja-dup
2. Open deja-dup and select a storage location. (external HDD in this case)
3. Make back-up

Actual results:
Error calling StartServiceByName for 
org.freedesktop.PackageKit: Timeout was reached

Expected results:
Process should proceeded normally and create the back-up. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Gwyn Ciesla 2018-09-17 21:09:46 UTC
38.0-2 is the current f28 version, does that work?

Comment 2 Alex 2018-09-23 16:15:32 UTC
(In reply to Gwyn Ciesla from comment #1)
> 38.0-2 is the current f28 version, does that work?

I got the same error with 38.0-2. Although I am testing it again in a VM now.

Comment 3 Alex 2018-09-23 18:58:11 UTC
Using fedora 28 atomic workstation 20180922 I am only getting deja-dup version 37.1

It was a fresh install and the only layered rpm is deja-dup. I am still seeing the error, but maybe there is some dependency holding deja-dup back @ 37.1?

Comment 4 Alex 2018-11-08 18:43:34 UTC
I wanted to report that Silverblue 29 still only installs version 37.1

Comment 5 Alex 2018-12-18 23:04:48 UTC
Fedora Silverblue 29 is now seeing deja-dup 38.1, however the error...

Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PackageKit: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.TimedOut: Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.PackageKit': timed out (service_start_timeout=25000ms)

Still occurs..

Comment 6 Jonathan Lebon 2019-02-06 02:41:12 UTC
This was discussed in https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/issues-with-packagekit/1027.
Notably: https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/issues-with-packagekit/1027/20:

> DejaDup could be modified to just (1) not start PackageKit if all the needed packages are installed, and (2) if there are missing packages, just error out with the list if PackageKit fails to come up

(Though note I might have misread the codebase in my quick perusal! :))

Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 19:56:28 UTC
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Comment 8 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 23:38:27 UTC
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