Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 457181
gpk-update-icon remains in background
Last modified: 2008-07-30 02:58:51 EDT
Description of problem:
The gpk-update-icon is present, even though:
a) I don't see the icon
b) I don't need front-end elements of PackageKit dangling about
(I can believe that we may need packagekitd, although even that
is rather doubtful).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in
2. Run ps
3. Observe 7MB RSS wasted (and it pulls quite a number of libraries too)
No unnecessary gpk-update-icon process
How hard can it be to launch UI components as needed? This is what
we have menus for.
Sure, gpk-update-icon is resposible for checking for updates according to the
user policy, handling any errors and is also responsible for watching certain
files created by udev so we can prompt for firmware installation. Most users
don't remember to run "yum update" on a daily occurance.
If you really want to get rid of the GUI part, just go to
Preferences->Personal->Sessions and uncheck PackageKit Update Applet.
Hope that helps. Richard.