Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 994416
Software Update has empty window without feedback.
Last modified: 2016-02-04 12:58:43 EST
When I start gpk-update-viewer --verbose the Software Update window shows up empty. There is no user feedback, also not on the console.
I am behind a proxy, but usually, the software updates via gpk-update-viewer work correctly. Could it be that gpk-update-viewer hangs on a network timeout?
If I check with yum update, I see that there are updates available.
I'm using: gnome-packagekit-3.8.2-2.fc19.x86_64
When I run gpk-update-viewer as root it works without problems.
Note that the only line that I get when running gpk-update-viewer as a normal user is:
11:05:50 GnomePackageKit Verbose debugging enabled (on console 1)
After a reboot gpk-update-viewer works correctly again. But I've seen this problem more often. If it happens again, I will update this bug. Let me know if you want me to performs some tests when it happens again.
It happened again. This was after that I did a software update which prompted met to log out and log in again. When I tried to update again (before having been logged out) I got the blank window again.
After logging out and in again, the software updater worked correctly.
The proxy part in the description is irrelevant. I have the issue now on a host that is not behind a proxy as well. After an update, gpk-update-viewer prompted met that I had to do a reboot. I did not do that. Started gpk-update-viewer again, and have the blank screen. Again, when run as root gpk-update-viewer works fine, and prompts met that all software is up-to-date.
Interestingly enough, today, I did a large update again that prompted me to reboot. Before rebooting, I started gpk-update-viewer to test whether it would produce the blank window, and now it works fine i.e. I do not get the blank window, but the Software Update window with a pop-up window stating: "All software is up to date".
Seeing the same behavior here. gpk-update-viewer starts up but has a blank window.
Hello, I get the same problem with Fedora 20.
I'm not behind a proxy and launching gpk-update-viewer with sudo makes it work.
pkcon refresh get-updates shows updates.
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