Bug 453355 - PackageKit has no kill function, button or menu item
PackageKit has no kill function, button or menu item
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PackageKit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Robin Norwood
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-29 23:18 EDT by Christopher Curran
Modified: 2008-06-30 20:30 EDT (History)
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Description Christopher Curran 2008-06-29 23:18:30 EDT
Description of problem:
PackageKit has no method for closing the application. Every user interface
should have an accessible and safe method for closing the applicaiton. There is
no method for closing the system tray packageKit

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every single time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora
2. PackageKit starts updating and will not allow you to close it
Actual results:
There is no X closing button metaphor. There is no file close. The program
cannot be ended any other way than kill 9

Expected results:
A decent, safe method for closing the application just like every other
application on every operating system. 

Additional info:
This is a significant problem for low power devices. If you have an intel Atom
or Via CPU PackageKit will render the operating system unusable. With no way to
end the process this makes fedora completely broken on low power devices and
embedded system closing an entire market of devices.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-06-30 06:06:22 EDT
You can click on the icon, and click on the task to cancel the system update.
There's no point quitting the session program as packagekid is running system
wide as the root user, and exiting the session won't kill the system process (by

>this makes fedora completely broken on low power devices and
>embedded system closing an entire market of devices

Please also stop loading the hyperbole. I'm using PackageKit on a 800Mhz VIA CPU
here and it's quite usable. There must be something wrong with your
configuration or you might have a bug that isn't showing on my system but please
stop the over-reaction. Thanks.
Comment 2 Christopher Curran 2008-06-30 20:30:30 EDT
Why isn't there a close function when the taskbar item is right clicked?

Also, having close and cancel on the same panel in the downloading packages
popup is confusing. Both have a "red" close interface metaphor. Why not just
have a stop button, if the user only wanted to minimise the window and allow it
to keep working they will use the minimise button. Make close buttons do what
the user assumes they will do and stop the application.

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