Bug 489477 - Packagekit refuses to install groups (says that already installed)
Packagekit refuses to install groups (says that already installed)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PackageKit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 526296 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-03-10 06:12 EDT by Nikos Charonitakis
Modified: 2010-03-22 12:00 EDT (History)
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Description Nikos Charonitakis 2009-03-10 06:12:29 EDT
Description of problem:
Select a group for installation.
Trying to perform actual installation.
Packagekit says that group is already installed.
Using yum groupinstall, installation is done.

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Comment 1 iarly selbir 2009-03-10 21:39:23 EDT
what the group are you trying install?

paste the yum output.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2009-03-11 06:10:33 EDT
How did you install an already installed group?
Comment 3 Nikos Charonitakis 2009-04-07 17:46:55 EDT
further testing:

Now i have at least 3 groups that cannot be installed neither from packagekit nor from command line.
When i first reported this bug command line worked.

My available groups:
Available Groups:
   Fedora Eclipse
   Ανάπτυξη Haskell
   Ανάπτυξη λογισμικού GNOME
   Ανάπτυξη λογισμικού Java
   Ανάπτυξη λογισμικού KDE
   Ανάπτυξη λογισμικού για XFCE
   Ανάπτυξη λογισμικού για Χ
   Ανάπτυξη προγραμμάτων Ιστού
   Βάση δεδομένων PostgreSQL
   Δημιουργός πακέτων Fedora
   Διακομιστής ονομάτων DNS
   Διαχειριστές παραθύρων
   Εκπαιδευτικό λογισμικό
   Εξυπηρετητής FTP
   Εξυπηρετητής News
   Επιφάνεια εργασίας KDE
   Επιφάνειες εργασίας SUGAR

Failing groups:
Educational software (Εκπαιδευτικό λογισμικό), web development (Ανάπτυξη λογισμικού Ιστού) and Window Managers(Διαχειριστές παραθύρων) cannot be installed. 

Packagekit informs:
"the package you try to install is already installed"
More details:
"The packages failed to be installed"

From command line (trying both Greek and English group name) yum says:

"Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Group Process
No packages in any requested group available to install or update"

So, yum bug? comps bug? localization bug?
i really don't know :)
Comment 4 Steven M. Parrish 2009-09-07 22:09:07 EDT
Is this still an issue?

Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
                  - PackageKit Triager
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 5 Nikos Charonitakis 2009-10-10 05:01:48 EDT
yes, some groups still refuse to install (f11 full updated)
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 06:19:25 EST
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Comment 7 Steven M. Parrish 2009-11-18 16:30:16 EST
Rebasing this to F11 the latest release where the problem has been reported.
Comment 8 Christoph Wickert 2010-03-09 09:25:55 EST
IMHO this is fixed in PackageKit-0.5.7-1 (if not earlier). Nikos, can you confirm this?

The problem is not PackageKit but yum's definition of an "installed" group. See bug 526296 for more info.
Comment 9 Christoph Wickert 2010-03-09 09:27:16 EST
*** Bug 526296 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2010-03-15 08:28:08 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.

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