Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 587658
LIVE session becomes unusable as soon as gpk-update-icon kicks off
Last modified: 2013-01-10 00:51:39 EST
Description of problem:
Running LIVE is great until the update notification package initiates
at some random time after boot. Once that starts all one hears is CDROM
noise as the update gathering process makes the computer unresponsive.
I've left it there for hours w/o regaining response on the computer.
Using "System -> Prefs -> Software Updates" and changing all the fields
to either Never or Nothing was tried. However it still does not inhibit
the update-gathering process. As a work-around therefore I execute
"rm -f /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/*py" . That at least allows
the computer to be used all day on LIVE (with pesky console warning
popups complaining about failed backend job -- if I knew python then
the scripts could be edited to exit nicely instead, eg "no updates".)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F12, F13-alpha, F13-beta.
Every time, but the process initiation seems variable, almost random.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot LIVE, login as liveuser.
2. Let the computer sit there until CDROM makes a racket.
3. Wait for yumBackend.py start (takes a bit once gpk-update-icon appears.)
4. Then after 5 minutes or so try to regain control and one cannot.
After hours of this constant CDROM noise thrashing one cannot even make
the cursor move. Have to power-button the computer off to regain control.
If one is using LIVE, then they are testing out Fedora w/o installing.
How about we allow their computer to stay usable during their entire test.
For one there is a bug in the above-ref'd Software Updates "helper" icon.
Changing its field to Never should disable the process entirely.
That should be fixed.
However for LIVE CD I believe those fields should be installed into the
ramdisk as already disabled (i.e., set to Never.) No one will ever look
at the results of its run while they are testing Fedora using LIVE CD,
(You might look at disabling crond too, because why is it really needed
in this LIVE CD test-boot scenario.)
PackageKit is supposed to be disabled on the live cd already. Something must have broken there.
I'll look at this tomorrow.
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