Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455001
Update Applet throws "Failed to update system" message
Last modified: 2008-07-11 12:55:45 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:
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.
Created attachment 311564 [details]
strace log of gpk-update-viewer invocation
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Please see: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageKitFaq