Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 849281
Packagekit GUI Updater Fails to Find Updates
Last modified: 2013-07-31 20:46:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Gnome-pakagekit GUI update application consistently fails to find published updates that command-line yum finds immediately afterwards.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Most updates are not detected correctly in fully up-to-date F16 and F17.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the GUI software update tool. Note that it finds no updates.
2. Run yum update. Note that it generally finds updates.
Missing updates if using the GUI updater.
Yum update and the GUI updater should find exactly the same updates. This is rarely the case.
F16 and F17 systems are fully up-to-date to within 1 day. Systems are rebooted daily, and yum clean all run weekly. Yum works as expected, but the GUI updater tool just does not find most updates correctly. There does not seem to be any documented mechanism to put it into debug logging mode, or to see why it cannot find published updates that other tools can readily find.
This bug has also been variously reported since at least F15 by various parties, and is still not fixed. See Bugzilla #s 706768, 742737 and 800071
This should be a non-deferrable bug fix for F18 by now.
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