Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452080
Last modified: 2008-10-27 09:12:23 EDT
[timon@localhost ~]$ rpm -q gnome-packagekit
bug-buddy report in attachment
Created attachment 309826 [details]
Could you run gpk-update-viewer under gdb and attach the backtrace here please?
Created attachment 310248 [details]
Created attachment 310249 [details]
real gdb backtrace
David, PolicyKit bug?
(In reply to comment #5)
> David, PolicyKit bug?
Unlikely, haven't seen other PolicyKit bugs about crashing. More like
bad/corrupt data being passed to the library.
Created attachment 310315 [details]
valgrind --tool=callgrind gpk-update-viewer
maybe this info can help you
*** Bug 453823 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 311023 [details]
backtrace from gdb
#0 0x00000039a8404560 in _compute_polkit_result (action=<value optimized out>)
#1 0x00000039a8406038 in set_property (object=<value optimized out>,
prop_id=<value optimized out>, value=<value optimized out>,
pspec=<value optimized out>) at polkit-gnome-action.c:1129
#2 0x000000399c410ae0 in ?? () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#3 0x00000039a84060a9 in polkit_gnome_action_constructor (type=<value
optimized out>, n_construct_properties=<value optimized out>,
construct_properties=<value optimized out>) at polkit-gnome-action.c:381
#4 0x000000399c411063 in g_object_newv () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#5 0x000000399c411aab in g_object_new_valist () from
#6 0x000000399c411cfc in g_object_new () from /lib64/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#7 0x00000039a8404ae7 in polkit_gnome_action_new_default (name=<value
optimized out>, polkit_action=<value optimized out>, label=<value optimized
tooltip=<value optimized out>) at polkit-gnome-action.c:1061
#8 0x0000000000406716 in main (argc=1, argv=0x7fffd2fd01e8) at
Whole output from gdb on attachment
Is this bug under investigation?
I am still experiencing constant crashes of gpk-update-viewer as user.
As root I can run it, but I cannot update. So it is hard to update only some of
the packages. All or nothing.
JanS, can you try the packages in updates-testing please? You only have to
update gnome-packagekit and PackageKit.
I have updated gnome-packagekit and PackageKit from update-testing.
Yum shown some errors during procedure, when updating gnome-packagekit:
many errors like:
Unknown media type in type 'print/class'
Unknown media type in type 'fonts/package'
and after cleanup:
ERROR:dbus.connection:Unable to set arguments () according to signature u's':
<type 'exceptions.TypeError'>: More items found in D-Bus signature than in
Unable to send message to PackageKit"
And gpk-update-viewer still was crashing.
Only after total reboot of machine it works.
There was an additional issue before reboot. When gpk-update-viewer was run by
root (because when run by user was crashing) when going to Review, Getting
details... was always working and never ending.
For eg. this process was still on:
root 31462 29873 4 44696 16544 1 15:45 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/python
only kill -9 was needed. Any subsequent try to get update detailes ended same
way, and get-update-detail.py was hanging all the time.
Now after reboot almost everything works. Except that update detailes are still
not cached (bug 453986).
Created attachment 312730 [details]
Created attachment 312731 [details]
gpk-update-viewer output, run by user, after update from testing
ATTENTION. I now wy after reboot it worked!
Its because I had not any programs running, especially Firefox.
Now when I had started Firefox gpk-update-viewer crashes again.
When I am closing Firefox, gpk-update-viewer works.
When I am starting it, gpk-update-viewer crashes, an so on...
Created attachment 312983 [details]
Bug Buddy report
I found an interesting relationship: removing the Notification Area (2.22.2 in
my case), the gpk-application runs seamless....
I can confirm this bug, it seems to be a generic problem with gnome apps using packagekit. See bug 456513.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 456513 ***