Bug 473295 - PackageKit-cron is broken and doesn't work
PackageKit-cron is broken and doesn't work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PackageKit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-27 10:16 EST by JM
Modified: 2009-07-14 13:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 13:15:39 EDT
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Description JM 2008-11-27 10:16:28 EST
The RPM PackageKit-cron-0.2.5-1.fc9 is broken and doesn't work, when you enable "/etc/cron.daily/packagekit-background.cron" in "/etc/sysconfig/packagekit-background" than "/etc/cron.daily/packagekit-background.cron" tries to run the command "pkcon update-system" but the output is:

Option 'update-system' not supported

Command failed

This are the commands which "pkcon" understands:

  pkcon [OPTION...] PackageKit Console Program

PackageKit Console Interface

  search [name|details|group|file] [data]
  install [packages|files]
  remove [package]
  update <package>
  resolve [package]
  get-depends [package]
  get-requires [package]
  get-details [package]
  get-files [package]
  get-update-detail [package]
  repo-enable [repo_id]
  repo-disable [repo_id]
  repo-set-data [repo_id] [parameter] [value];
  what-provides [search]

Help Options:
  -?, --help        Show help options

Application Options:
  -v, --verbose     Show extra debugging information
  --version         Show the program version and exit
  --filter          Set the filter, e.g. installed
  -n, --nowait      Exit without waiting for actions to complete

It looks like "pkcon" doesn't understand the command "update-system".

Btw. to me it looks like "PackageKit-cron" - if it works - could be a replacement for the RPM "yum-cron", is this correct?
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-11-27 13:40:03 EST
Can you try the PackageKit in updates-testing please.
Comment 2 JM 2008-11-29 14:52:42 EST
I did and now I get the message:

Attempting to obtain authorization for org.freedesktop.packagekit.system-update.
polkit-grant-helper: it only makes sense to run polkit-grant-helper as non-root
Failed to obtain authorization for org.freedesktop.packagekit.system-update.
You don't have the necessary privileges for this operation

So it looks like that the command

pkcon update



runs but there are some permission problems but actually the cron job runs as root... 

Btw. would it possible to use the "pkcon" command to update only security relevant RPMs? The way the "yum-security" plugin does it?
Comment 3 TK009 2009-03-03 20:19:05 EST
This bug has been triaged

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