Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 962100
Updates applet fails if there are unfinished yum transactions (PackageKit internal error)
Last modified: 2014-02-05 18:09:26 EST
Description of problem:
If there are unfinished yum transactions, the software updates applet (which uses Package Kit) will fail to display pending updates.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start 'yum update' as root in terminal; when asked to confirm pending updates, press "Enter". This will cancel the update leaving an unfinished transaction.
2. The software updates applet will not show any pending updates until the cancelled transaction is completed.
No 'pending updates' message is shown.
'There are pending updates" message.
The actual reason seems an to be issue with PackageKit. A simple program shows that when there is an incomplete transaction, the pk_results_get_package_array() function will fail with a message that assertion using macro PK_IS_RESULT() has failed. As a minimum, properl error handling/reporting here is a must.
Similar behaviour observed in RHEL6, so this is probably a long existing case.
Obviously, if yum is not used in terminal for updates, this will never surface - but still the case might be worth taking a look at.
Does this still happen in Fedora 20?
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