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Bug 455001 - Update Applet throws "Failed to update system" message
Summary: Update Applet throws "Failed to update system" message
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PackageKit
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Robin Norwood
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: /tmp/gpk-update-viewer.strace.log
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-11 11:32 UTC by Denys Vlasenko
Modified: 2008-07-11 16:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-07-11 16:55:45 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
strace log of gpk-update-viewer invocation (deleted)
2008-07-11 11:34 UTC, Denys Vlasenko
no flags Details

Description Denys Vlasenko 2008-07-11 11:32:19 UTC
This happens on almost freshly installed Fedora 9. PackageKit Update Applet
0.1.12 icon appears shortly after boot and says "There are 62 updates available"
(in tooltip). I press on it and select "Update system now". The error message
box appears with the following text:

Failed to update system
The error was:
org.freedesktop.packagekit.update-system auth_admin_keep_always

If I run System -> Administration -> Update System program (IOW:
gpk-update-viewer), I see the list of updates available but clicking on [Update
system] button does nothing.

I am attaching the result of 

strace -tt -f -s 999 -o gpk-update-viewer.strace.log gpk-update-viewer

In the log, the moment I press [Update system] button is after this poll() call
- I waited for several seconds before pressing it in order to make it easier to
find it in strace:

3351  13:27:30.721970 poll(...
3351  13:27:36.706606 read(7, ....

Hope this helps.

Comment 1 Denys Vlasenko 2008-07-11 11:35:00 UTC
Created attachment 311564 [details]
strace log of gpk-update-viewer invocation

Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2008-07-11 12:32:45 UTC
Are you logging in as the root user?

Comment 3 Denys Vlasenko 2008-07-11 13:58:17 UTC

Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2008-07-11 16:55:45 UTC
Please see:

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