Bug 537327 - KPackageKit should give option to deselect update components causing error
KPackageKit should give option to deselect update components causing error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kpackagekit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steven M. Parrish
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-11-13 02:03 EST by Clifford Keele
Modified: 2010-06-28 11:27 EDT (History)
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Description Clifford Keele 2009-11-13 02:03:22 EST
Description of problem:
Periodically when running routine updates, kpackagekit "bonks".
For example, today it is wanting to update:
gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.25-2.fc11 (x86_64)
gstreamer-plugins-good-0.10.16-2.fc11 (x86_64)
having different rev numbers.

It gives the error:
A package dependency could not be found.
More information is available in the detailed report:
gstreamer-plugins-base conflicts with gstreamer-plugins-good

with the options being "OK" and "Details".

There should be a third option:

"Attempt Update without the package causing the error".

Perhaps label the button: "Ignore Package", and pop up with a brief note including an explanation that many update errors are resolved within a few days.

I believe that YUM has the option:

     yum update --skip-broken

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11, 
Qt: 4.5.3
KDE 4.3.2
KPackageKit 0.4.2

How reproducible:
Happens whenever an update error occurs.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. "update error" 
2. Requires manually trying to figure out which package is causing the error, then hunting it down and eliminating.
Actual results:
In this case I had to determine what the heck the meaning of the error message was, and eliminate references to gstreamer.  Sometimes it is more cryptic.

Additional info:
It would be a LOT EASIER with a third choice "Ignore" with a brief explanation of what that does, i.e. wait a few days and try it again.
Comment 1 Steven M. Parrish 2009-11-13 09:19:13 EST
You do have the option of deselecting packages from the package list and retrying the upda
te.  I do however like your idea and will suggest it to the upstream
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2009-11-13 09:28:02 EST
I thought pk was supposed to do the equivalent of --skip-broken already?  Or perhaps that was only implemented in gnome-packagekit ?
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-04-28 07:18:28 EDT
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 11:27:29 EDT
Fedora 11 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-06-25. Fedora 11 is 
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