Created attachment 1511244 [details]
System Log Messages while the error occured
gnome-software: Version 3.30.5, Release 1.fc29
Use Gnome Software on Fedora 29 to (try to) install a Flatpak package.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Gnome Software
2.Open a flatpak packages' site
3.Click the "Install" button
Button changes to say "Installing". The System Monitor Application shows that about 400MB are then downloaded before the Install process fails with the following message:
Unable to install Geary:
failed to run transaction for user/flatpak/flathub/desktop/org.gnome.Geary.desktop/stable: While trying to checkout 6d1d0ebbd72404c61d109307eb2240542b7ad82608bc642bba6f3eebcf8bf3 into /home/user/.local/share/flatpak/runtime/org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/3.28/.61d0ebbd72404c61d109307eb224052b7ad8206bc6428bba6f3eebcfc8bf8-QO59SZ: Opening content object cc700d46f407c6c5ab2d5dde474366a928b7398277e61162e7f8ec06469f07e: fgetxattr: No data available
(I typed this by hand from the displayed error message. So there may be typing errors despite my best efforts)
The button changes to show "Installing", Gnome Software downloads the necessary data, installs the package and then changes the Button to show "Open Application.
I tried installing Telegram and Geary. Both resulted in the same kind of error message.
This is not a gnome-software issue. There's something wrong with your user flatpak installation. I would guess that it must have been backed up and restored from a backup without xattrs.
Can you try if "flatpak repair --user" on the command line fixes this?
Created attachment 1511257 [details]
Screenshot of the error message
This is the screenshot of the error message I typed in the original bug.
(In reply to Kalev Lember from comment #1)
> This is not a gnome-software issue. There's something wrong with your user
> flatpak installation. I would guess that it must have been backed up and
> restored from a backup without xattrs.
> Can you try if "flatpak repair --user" on the command line fixes this?
Thank you for the quick answer.
Yes, that solved my problem.
I had not found any information about it on the web so I assumed it was a bug.
Do you think that an error message that upon this error hints at your solution might be a good idea?
Ahh great :) Glad you got it working. Let's close the ticket then.
Not sure about the hint. Maybe, but in that case the hint should go to flatpak where the error message originates, not gnome-software. If you'd like to have that hint, please file an issue on https://github.com/flatpak/flatpak