Bug 455001 - Update Applet throws "Failed to update system" message
Update Applet throws "Failed to update system" message
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: 2008-07-11 07:32 EDT by Denys Vlasenko
Modified: 2008-07-11 12:55 EDT (History)
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strace log of gpk-update-viewer invocation (2.22 MB, text/plain)
2008-07-11 07:34 EDT, Denys Vlasenko
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Description Denys Vlasenko 2008-07-11 07:32:19 EDT
This happens on almost freshly installed Fedora 9. PackageKit Update Applet
0.1.12 icon appears shortly after boot and says "There are 62 updates available"
(in tooltip). I press on it and select "Update system now". The error message
box appears with the following text:

Failed to update system
The error was:
org.freedesktop.packagekit.update-system auth_admin_keep_always

If I run System -> Administration -> Update System program (IOW:
gpk-update-viewer), I see the list of updates available but clicking on [Update
system] button does nothing.

I am attaching the result of 

strace -tt -f -s 999 -o gpk-update-viewer.strace.log gpk-update-viewer

In the log, the moment I press [Update system] button is after this poll() call
- I waited for several seconds before pressing it in order to make it easier to
find it in strace:

3351  13:27:30.721970 poll(...
3351  13:27:36.706606 read(7, ....

Hope this helps.
Comment 1 Denys Vlasenko 2008-07-11 07:35:00 EDT
Created attachment 311564 [details]
strace log of gpk-update-viewer invocation
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2008-07-11 08:32:45 EDT
Are you logging in as the root user?
Comment 3 Denys Vlasenko 2008-07-11 09:58:17 EDT
Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2008-07-11 12:55:45 EDT
Please see: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageKitFaq

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