Fedora :: KPackagekit Says Upgrade To F12 Available?
May 13, 2010
I just got a popup from KPackagekit saying:
Distribution upgrade available.
Fedora 12 (Constantine)
Start upgrade now
Do I want to do this? Is it safe to do so? Can I roll back afterwards? Is there a better way to upgrade?
Does anyone know where to get documentation for KPackageKit? I've searched on KDEs web site and this forum without success. Also on Fedora.org and googling but nothing so far.I recently loaded this distro (F13) to try it out after using mostly openSUSE and some of the minimal distros. I'm finding there is quite a learning curve, even I started in linux with RedHat 5.1.
I love Fedora and have been using Redhat since v5. I am using Fedora13 x86_64 and when I use kpackagekit if I use the dropdown list of groups it says waiting for service, then returns with no entries. I have done a yum clean all; yum clean metadata; yum clean dbcache; yum makecache
Whenever I try to get KPackageKit to do anything, it says "Waiting for other tasks..." and just hangs. I can cancel (when there's a cancel button, but sometimes there's not) and yum runs just fine.Any advice on how to get this working? I hate hunting for the names of packages.
I have searched, and I have found that it's a problem of Kpackagekit. The solution would be to install Wicd, but according to the official page, Wicd don't support connection from usb modem, that it's what to occupy generally, but often I need connect to internet from wi-fi.Is there a option for connect so much to wi-fi as to usb modem
Since Livna went down, I've been having having problems with KPackagekit. I disabled the Libna repo by setting enabled=0 in /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo, and have been able to update with Yum.KPackageKit fails on me now with the message "Failed to initialize backend. This may occur if other packaging tools are used simultaneously."Then it fails to finish, which causes me to reboot before I can use Yum successfully.Under Settings, I see no indication that it knows where the repositories are, and no way to add repos.
I have a couple of problems - and am new to Fedora which, up until about three days ago, was flawless.Am using KDE on F13. (Gnome & LXDE are also installed.)First problem is easy to solve, I think. How do I prevent "inactive" windows from fading out? It's an incredibly inconvenient feature and utterly defeats the whole purpose of the "Always on Top" option! I can't seem to find the option anywhere?On to KPackageKit. It has been trying to update KDE for the last three days but always gets hung up with the message: "Waiting for Service to Start."I notice that this problem might be listed as a Bug? - but not entirely sure.Is there a straightforward solution to this or is it, in fact, a bug?It also wants me to repeatedly restart because a new Kernel 22.214.171.124-124.fc13 has supposedly been installed.
i am a new fedora 12 user (kde spin, 64bit)but received not-so-nice welcome from kpackagekit. i cannot install anything it always complains that "waiting for other tasks". how do i solve this?yum also does not work telling that
Code: Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 1880.
Trying to install Frostwire as well as RPMFusion on Fedora 12 KDE.I simply just got an error from KPackageKit "An error occured." No additional details.I then tried to do the same with RPMFusion, where I also got the same error.I figured I'd ask here before I go any further. I know with Kubuntu I had some issues with particular packages with KPackageKit so I'd use GDebi for those. Should I do that here, or what's the proper protocol to get things like RPMFusion and Frostwire fired up?
My KPackageKit is not downloading any update, it shows updates, I click apply, I authenticate, then it asks me to accept an agreement, after which it returns to an empty KPackageKit (as if there were no updates). If I open it again, there are the possible updates again (naturally, since it didn't download anything).
I recently installed Suse 11.4 (running KDE) and my first experiences with the new updater are not great. It seems to stall, require a lot of intervention, fail, and generally not behave nicely. I would much prefer to use zypper manually as I used to but can't find anywhere to disable this applet or process in KDE. Is there any way of disabling this so that the process and systray icon never start?
The problem: when kpackagekit would prompt me to update packages, it would ask for my password. I would enter it, and the dialog would reject it with the message "incorrect password, please try again". Over and over. The password WAS correct -- it worked in Synaptic and on the command line using sudo, and obviously it also worked for logging in.
I suddenly had a hunch that kpackagekit might not be the culprit, and that authentication was being done by a different program -- and lo and behold, the dialog actually said policykit up there...
So, searching for policykit problems out there, I ended up seeing someone reinstalling theirs for their problem (which happened to be different from mine). The code to do that, in the command line:
Code: sudo apt-get install --reinstall policykit
After that, entering the password after kpackagekit prompts me to has worked fine and the updates happen as nature intended.
I finally gave in and took the plunge - I upgraded from kubuntu 9.10 to 10.04. I knew better but I did it anyway. I got a few fglrx-related error messages during upgrade, but it was too late to do anything. Here's the problem - I can't update or download any software using either Kpackagekit or apt-get. If I try I get an error message about unmet dependencies.
I have installed Kubuntu Lucid x86 10.4 LTS for the first time. Has anyone got a link that explains how KPackageKit gets the IP address of the repositories? I can install packages using sudo apt-get install xxx OK . KpackageKit tells me I have updates from the repositories. I can select them all and apply , but I get an error that it can't find the repository under a 192.168.100.129:8080 address . Which is not a surprise . I am using mirror.optus.net as a repository and can ping it fine on the command line. So is there somewhere else that KPackageKit maps IP addreses ? I have tried another mirror mirror.aarnet.edu.au and got similar results. My local sub-net is not 192.168.100 and have tried setting fixed IP on the local sub-net and different DHCP addresses and still the same error.
The package manager runs when a user clicks on a .rpm file automatically. I tried clicking on it from a normal user dolphin window and it opened up but since it can't install to a /something directory, I had to run it as su. So I try to open dolphin as su and then click on my file. I see the package editor starting up (bouncy icon and a space in the panel) but it never actually pops up a window. Now when I click on the file from either user this is happening. What's going on? Is this a bug?
**update, it popped up from normal user after like 10x attempts and it said that the repository already exists and this is an unexpected error. what does that mean? what errors are "expected"?
10.04 - Installing splashy fails and consequently makes kpackagekit completely unuseable. Attempting to fix this with aptitude or 'sudo dpkg --force-overwrite --install' or 'sudo apt-get -f install' (as suggested elsewhere) brings me no joy either. Is there a fix so I can remove splashy and repair kpackagekit? How do I kill splashy so i can repair kpackagekit?
I have a problem updating packages when using the kpackagekit systray notifier, it fails with the error "failed to obtain authentication".I've looked around and can't find any log output of this.If i start kpackagekit from the menu it all works fine, but not this way.This is with kubuntu 10.10, upgraded from 10.04, it did actually work before.
The new Natty (K)ubuntu has come out, but I haven't gotten the upgrade notification that I should have gotten. I've tried upgrading via apt-get, synaptic, kpackagekit, and Ubuntu Update Manager, none of which see any sign of it.
I've asked about this in several forums but no one has been able to answer me. So I'll ask two different and more fundamental questions, which perhaps someone here can answer: What is the mechanism by which those update notifications are issued? And what programs are involved?
I can't get KPackageKit run successfully even once. Every-time I get the same message that can't correct the software origin as following:
While I can update the software through zypper in the terminal window, I also get a warning message to say some package will NOT be update as following :
I already implement the one-click solution to thread:Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide, except that I got another warning message when I click to switch system packages to the version on packman repository as following:
Another question is every time I click the accept button of the YaST2 window, it will install the packages and quit directly and never give any confirmation of the result. Is this normal?
The last question is when I use Amarok or qmmp to play music which be shared via Samba on my homeserver, the system always copy the music file to the local folder,/var/tmp, and then can begin to play rather than play it immediately by stream. Is this also normal?
I've found the following irritating problem with the default update applet in 11.4 (the one available in 'Software Management' in the KDE system settings):
Applet prompts to update the system, click Apply updates Accept licence agreement for flash player update
The applet goes back to listing the available updates - ie. it doesn't run the update The workaround is to untick the flash player update, run the other updates and then do the flash player update by itself.
I am having an issue with KPackageKit, actually 2 issues but one makes it unusable. The major issue is that when I go to apply the updates I get the following error message (at least here are the details of the message)
I do not run my connection through a proxy and my internet works correctly. This is on a laptop I upgraded using zypper from 11.3 to 11.4 (I did the same with a desktop which does not have this issue). zypper refresh successfully refreshes the repositories, and the various Yast repo tools all work correctly. Additionally after I am shown the updates and am prompted for root pw, the packages will no longer show up for a while, each time it tries to look for updates the message comes through but they will show up after a while again. The other issue I have is that it requests my pw multiple times, this also happens on my desktop that actually will update. I get prompted twice, they are immediate and back to back. This one is a little minor annoyance but there should be no reason that it needs to make this request multiple times.
I tried to upgrade from Fedora 8 to Fedora 12, but after preupgrade got everything ready I rebooted. Anaconda searched for storage devices and then said "No upgrade root found". What can i do to continue the upgrade manually?
I keep getting the following msg as I try to upgrade from 10.04 -> 10.10 ... "Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade: E:Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks, this may be caused by held packages. This can be caused by:
* Upgrading to a pre-release version of Ubuntu * Running the current pre-release version of Ubuntu * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu
If none of this applies, then please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the files in /var/log/dist-upgrade/ in the bug report." I don't think any of the issues above apply - can anyone offer advice on how to get around or "force " the upgrade
I just updated my kernel to 126.96.36.199-56.fc13.x86_64 last night and now I have no system sounds. Audacious plays my mp3's just fine, just as all my multimedia works in my web browser, vlc, etc... The only thing being affected is system sounds. I tried playing a sample with aplay and I got loud, crackling nonsense and this output code...