Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 270301
update notifier icon doesn't work after first use
Last modified: 2008-05-28 15:02:07 EDT
Description of problem:
After the first use of the puplet icon (in the notification area) to apply
updates, the system does not check for updates any more.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@micron bob]# rpm -qa | grep yum
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Reboot system.
2. Observe puplet icon.
3. When icon and balloon indicate that updates are available, click
icon/balloon to launch update program.
4. Observe lack of puplet icon.
5. Run "pup" as root.
6. Pup finds updates, or lack thereof.
This has been observed for several kernel revisions.
It seems I have the same problem on CentOS5 with
I know, it's not Fedora/RHEL but still worth noting
I have setup email notifications. It looks like
yum-updatesd finds updates after it is restarted,
but fails to see them later on. I've observed
(using lsof) that yum-updatesd keeps quite a
few sockets open in CLOSE_WAIT state, and I guess
this may be the reason why it is stuck.
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Since upgrading to Fedora 8, this behavior no longer occurs. Apparently it's
been fixed downstream. Many thanks.