Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 475303
KPackageKit sometimes forgets setting not to auto-install security updates
Last modified: 2009-10-27 08:30:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Sometimes, seemingly at random, KPackageKit suddenly resets its "Install updates automatically" setting from "None" to "Security only". This is really bad.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Also seen on F10.
No idea, happens seemingly at random.
Steps to Reproduce:
The setting suddenly changes to "Security only", and with the next update set, KPackageKit starts installing security updates without asking.
The setting stays at "None", which is also the default setting from kde-settings.
kpackagekit-0.3.1-8.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
PackageKit-0.3.12-1.fc10, gnome-packagekit-0.3.12-1.fc10, kpackagekit-0.3.1-9.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This still happens with both kpackagekit-0.3.1-6.fc9.i386 and kpackagekit-0.3.1-9.fc10.x86_64!
Still not fixed.
Moreover, when it does this, sometimes (always?), it also installs updates which are NOT security updates.
Based on comments from RHughes this is not a kpackagekit issue but a packagekit one. He has got a fix for it and a new packagekit today that contains the fix. Will be sometime next week before it makes it into the repos.
But the option which is displayed in the KPackageKit UI also changes! How can PackageKit be causing this?
Still waiting on upstream to advise. Patch we used locally should have fixed this issue. I am still unable to reproduce on any of my boxes.
It's still happening on both of mine and I'm unable to figure out why.
One suspicion I have is that it's because the "Security only" entry is the first in the combobox - I guess there's some issue with the settings not always getting loaded and thus the default value of the combobox being used.
I haven't seen this happening, nor read any complaint about it, since the KDE 4.2 updates. I suspect this was due to some KConfig bug which got fixed in 4.2.
If anybody can still reproduce this, we can reopen it.
Same bug here. Fedora 11 kpackagekit 0.4.2-0
+1 for Comment #10
KPackageKit forgets "Automatic install" and "Check for updates" options.
Please fix this issue, because sometimes I have to wait it's "hourly update checking"
Same problem here. F11,
[rick@localhost ~]$ kpackagekit --version
KDE: 4.3.1 (KDE 4.3.1)
I experience the same annoying issue.
[mathias@echoes ~]$ packagekit-bugreport.sh
Distro version: Fedora release 11 (Leonidas)
PackageKit version: 0.4.9
Same Qt, KDE, KPackageKit versions as Rick in Comment #12.
Why “CLOSED WORKSFORME” ? It seems like we are several people to face to the same problem.
Thanks in advance for fixing this bug.
We're tracking this in bug #469375 , marking as dup
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 469375 ***