Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473295
PackageKit-cron is broken and doesn't work
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:15:39 EDT
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
This are the commands which "pkcon" understands:
pkcon [OPTION...] PackageKit Console Program
PackageKit Console Interface
search [name|details|group|file] [data]
repo-set-data [repo_id] [parameter] [value];
-?, --help Show help 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?
Can you try the PackageKit in updates-testing please.
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
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?
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