Bug 513755 - restart/logout notification are shown before update completes
restart/logout notification are shown before update completes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kpackagekit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Steven M. Parrish
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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: 521236 524070 616915 622450 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 582079
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Reported: 2009-07-25 08:10 EDT by Oliver Henshaw
Modified: 2010-11-29 13:14 EST (History)
18 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 0.6.1-1.fc13
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: 553356 582079 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2010-11-29 12:48:30 EST
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Description Oliver Henshaw 2009-07-25 08:10:41 EDT
Description of problem:

When updating packages that require a restart (or a logout/login) with packagekit, notifications appear before the end of the yum upgrade.

The notifications appear in a stack coming from the 'i' icon in the kde system tray. I think they come around the end of the testing packages phase, or the beginning of the install packages phase. Then when the update is complete, a restart icon appears in the systray.

Additionally, there is one notification stacking up per package requiring restart. None of these notifications show which package caused it. The kpackagekit restart icon is much friendlier - it simply lists the packages requiring update in a list in a tooltip.

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Comment 1 Steven M. Parrish 2009-07-25 10:55:10 EDT
IIRC the notifications actually come from PackageKit, is that correct Richard?

Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
                  - PackageKit Triager
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2009-07-28 08:44:48 EDT
Yes, the signals come from packagekitd, which kpackagekit turns into notifications. I think that restart notifications should be just a tooltip as suggested, not notification bubbles.
Comment 3 Steven M. Parrish 2009-07-31 19:31:09 EDT
We filed this bug in the upstream database () and believe that it is more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.

We will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.

Thank you for the bug report.

Steven M. Parrish - KDE Triage Master
                  - PackageKit Triager
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 4 Oliver Henshaw 2009-08-07 16:54:10 EDT
I've now seen notifications at the very beginning of the update process. In that case a larger cluster of notifications occurred later in the process, while I was away from the computer.

I also noticed that the update icon in the systray during the update process. It's suppressed by the icon kpackagekit uses to show what it's currently doing, but is visible in the list of tasks if the kpackagekit systray icon is clicked on.

I see that upstream believes that the timing of the notifications is the responsibility of the packagekit backend.
Comment 5 Richard Hughes 2009-08-08 08:32:21 EDT
(In reply to comment #4)
> I see that upstream believes that the timing of the notifications is the
> responsibility of the packagekit backend.  

No, it's up to the frontend to take the notifications whenever they happen and batch them up to show the user at the end. There's nothing in the spec about when signals have to come during the transaction.
Comment 6 Oliver Henshaw 2009-08-16 14:28:59 EDT
Is this related to bug #513856 ?
Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2009-08-16 14:50:56 EDT
Seems so.
Comment 8 Kevin Kofler 2009-09-17 18:19:03 EDT
*** Bug 521236 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Kevin Kofler 2009-09-17 18:19:13 EDT
*** Bug 524070 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Oliver Henshaw 2009-10-05 06:43:42 EDT
This may be fixed in kpackagekit 0.5.x, but I think this release requires a newer PackageKit (intended for F12?). Would this be worth back-porting to kpackagekit 0.4.x?
Comment 11 Jerry Amundson 2010-03-24 22:21:35 EDT
Just saw this. Resolved bug upstream does not solve this.

Can f11 go to kpackagekit 0.5?
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Comment 13 Oliver Henshaw 2010-04-28 06:36:50 EDT
This has been cloned a couple of times (bug 582079 and bug 553356). I'm not sure why there's no link from this bug to the clones nor what the utility of cloning is.

Anyway, this behaviour has re-appeared in f12, albeit with a new twist. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=553356#c2 gives details.
Comment 14 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 09:49:22 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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Comment 15 Jerry Amundson 2010-06-28 22:06:09 EDT
The main difference now, Fedora 13 (and iirc 12 as well), is that there is no longer one stacked notification per package.
Thankfully, the "Restart" button from the systray does not work - if it did, a reboot would occur during yum's update, which is probably undesirable...
Comment 16 Vincent Panel 2010-07-14 03:12:40 EDT
Seen on F13 as well
Comment 17 Kevin Kofler 2010-08-09 10:34:10 EDT
*** Bug 622450 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 18 Pentarh Udi 2010-08-09 11:02:05 EDT
Have this on Fedora 13:

Also Fedora 12 on other computrer has this issue.
Comment 20 Oliver Henshaw 2010-11-29 12:48:30 EST
No longer a problem in current F13.
Comment 21 Rex Dieter 2010-11-29 13:14:24 EST
*** Bug 616915 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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