Bug 458639 - 'Failed to update package list'
'Failed to update package list'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ConsoleKit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: jmccann
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-11 05:00 EDT by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 10:15:00 EDT
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Description Tim Waugh 2008-08-11 05:00:19 EDT
Description of problem:
I occasionally get an error dialog saying:

Failed to update package lists

Failed to update package lists: The error was: org.freedesktop.packagekit.refresh-cache no

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

How reproducible:
Don't know.

Steps to Reproduce:
Don't know.
Comment 1 bozata 2008-09-12 21:36:59 EDT
I cannot get it to work at all under my Gnome VNC session (works on the console though). I tried to login as root (the yellow shield is on) - still does not work. I do not have issues with yum or yumex.

PackageKit detects the changes but cannot install them and returns the error above.

PackageKit Update Applet 0.2.5 The exact error is 

Failed to update system: Authorization could not be obtained.

More details: org.freedesktop.packagekit.refresh-cache no
Comment 2 Paul Tibbitts 2008-10-04 10:25:53 EDT
This exact error has occurred 100% of the time for me since updating from 8 to 9 many months ago.  I am running the update as a non-root user, but not using vnc or anything unusual (desktop is running on the console.) I can only update using yum.  I'm currently on gnome-packagekit.i386 0.2.5-2.fc9.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2008-10-13 06:46:50 EDT
When you get org.freedesktop.packagekit.refresh-cache no -- what is the output from ck-list-sessons?
Comment 4 Paul Tibbitts 2008-10-13 13:04:54 EDT
There are no updates at the moment, but since the error always occurs, I asusme the output would be about the same:

	uid = '1234'
	realname = 'Paul Tibbitts'
	seat = 'Seat1'
	session-type = ''
	active = FALSE
	x11-display = ''
	x11-display-device = ''
	display-device = '/dev/tty1'
	remote-host-name = ''
	is-local = TRUE
	on-since = '2008-10-13T16:06:01Z'
	idle-since-hint = '2008-10-13T16:06:34Z'

This output is from a gnome-terminal window, /dev/pts/1.  The window system was started after logging in to vc tty1 and running "startx."
Comment 5 Richard Hughes 2008-10-14 03:35:54 EDT
Jon, the user is trying to use VNC -- and CK says they are not active. Would a ck-launch-session work in this case? Help appreciated.
Comment 6 Paul Tibbitts 2008-10-14 21:37:27 EDT
I'm not sure if comment #5 is referencing my comment #4, but vnc is definitely being used in this example.
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2008-10-15 05:31:55 EDT
Yeah, here too.
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