Bug 480911 - Unable to remove some packages using the PK GUI
Unable to remove some packages using the PK GUI
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: 2009-01-21 05:23 EST by Michael Monreal
Modified: 2009-11-18 16:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-18 16:10:34 EST
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Description Michael Monreal 2009-01-21 05:23:10 EST
I'm unable to remove some packages using PK's GNOME interface. For example rhythmbox is clearly installed but the PK GUI shows it as being not installed, so I cannot uninstall it... Same for some other packages IIRC.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2009-01-21 07:02:40 EST
Is there an update for rhythmbox available? If you turn off the "Newest" filter, can you see multiple versions?
Comment 2 Michael Monreal 2009-01-21 08:49:54 EST
You are right again... The default only shows the latest version, regardless of if there is any older version already installed. This (and showing multiple versions of the same package) doesn't feel right to me...

IMHO gpk-application's primary aim should be installing new packages or remove ones that are no longer needed (it's listed as "Add/Remove software" in the menu after all). For updating packages, we have the gpk-update-icon/viewer. As it currently works, gpk-application also seems to be more update-oriented.
Comment 3 Steven M. Parrish 2009-09-07 21:45:32 EDT
Richard, any comments?  Is this an issue?

Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
                  - PackageKit Triager
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2009-09-11 12:46:43 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Richard, any comments?  Is this an issue?

F10 PK is very old now, and I'm pretty sure it's using the old NEWEST filtering logic. I would be pretty wary of updating the version in F10 now.
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Comment 6 Steven M. Parrish 2009-11-18 16:10:34 EST
Based on Richard's last comments and the fact that F10 is nearing EOL going to close this as WONTFIX.  IF you find this issue is still present in later releases please reopen and update the release information.

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