Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450354
packagekit won't open
Last modified: 2008-06-09 12:29:08 EDT
Description of problem:
When I click on Add/Remove programs I get an icon that says "Starting
Add/Remove" but then nothing ever starts.
This was working for me yesterday, the only thing that has changed is since
yesterday I logged out and rebooted my computer after installing the rawhide
version of packagekit.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Good question. On my computer it reproduces simply by trying to open it.
Add/Remove program dialogue opens.
I am also having problems with gnome-panel, in that "edit menu" also fails to
open. This problem might be related.
This may be related to bug #450355.
It looks like this is not related to bug #450355. I recovered from that bug by
restoring my home directory from backup, but this problem persists. I've tried
reverting back to version 0.1.12-12.20080430.fc9. That version of packagekit
works normally. So it looks like this problem only occurs in 0.2.2-2.20080529.
What is the command line to start packagekit from a terminal, so I can see if
there are any helpful diagnostic messages?
OK. I found the commandline. It looks like there is a missing symbol. My
guess is there is a dependency problem:
[docbill@hartnell ~]$ gpk-application
gpk-application: symbol lookup error: gpk-application: undefined symbol:
I managed to get the GUI to work again with:
sudo yum update --enablerepo=rawhide yum-packagekit
So this is obviously a dependency problem.
needs to depend on versions of PackageKit-lib and PackageKit >= 0.2.2-2.20080529
Thanks for the bug report - looks like the dep issue is fixed in
gnome-packagekit-0.2.3-2.20080609.fc10.i386, built a few minutes ago.