Bug 1732350 - Gnome Software does not respect dnf.conf settings
Summary: Gnome Software does not respect dnf.conf settings
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-software
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-07-23 08:27 UTC by Luca Botti
Modified: 2020-05-26 16:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2020-05-26 16:16:28 UTC
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Description Luca Botti 2019-07-23 08:27:29 UTC
Description of problem:
Gnome Software does not respect dnf.conf settings

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-software.x86_64                      3.32.4-1.fc30 
dnf.noarch                                 4.2.5-2.fc30

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit dnf.conf and set an exclude= (eg exclude=linux-firmware )
2. Wait for Gnome Software Refresh cycle
3. Verify the update info in gnome software

Actual results:
The excluded package from dnf.conf is getting an update

Expected results:
The excluded package from dnf.conf should not be updated by gnome-software

Additional info:
I am currently bitten by a linux-firmware/iwl-7260/kernel 5.1.18-300 bug that is waiting for a fix in the next updates; currently I am holding back the linux firmware package (and the iwl-7260) to maintain wifi connectivity (Dell Precision 5530).  I usually update through the command line (after seeing the alert in the gnome-software) and this morning gnome software was informing me of the updates of linux-firmware.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 21:30:41 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 30 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 30 on 2020-05-26.
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2020-05-26 16:16:28 UTC
Fedora 30 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2020-05-26. Fedora 30 is
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