Package update notifications fixed

Jared K. Smith jsmith at
Fri Jul 30 19:56:24 UTC 2010

Recent updates to Fedora introduced two unexpected bugs, either of
which results in users no longer seeing notifications of or being able
to apply new updates.

Updates to the relevant packages have been shipped to fix these
issues, but users will not receive notifications for them unless they
first apply the pending fixed updates using the "yum" tool.  (Please
note that these issues should only affect Fedora 13.  Fedora 12 does
not appear to be affected.)  Packages fixing these issues were pushed
to the Fedora software repositories around July 22, 2010. Users who
have done a manual "yum update" since that push may have already
received these fixes.

To fix the issue, please:

 1. Open a Terminal (Applications > System Tools > Terminal)

 2. Type either of the following commands and enter the password for
the root user when prompted.
 a. To choose to apply all pending updates now:
  su -c "yum -y --skip-broken update"
 b. To choose to apply updates fixing only the specific issues mentioned above:
  su -c "yum -y --skip-broken update gnome-packagekit selinux-policy"

 3. Log out and and then log back in, or reboot your computer.  Note
that logout/login will complete the fix for the notification issue.
However, if you applied all updates in the previous step, you may need
to reboot for other updates that require it.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we are working on further
improvements to our testing and quality assurance processes to avoid
this and similar problems in the future.

If you have any further questions or require additional assistance,
please refer to for ways
to get additional help from the Fedora community.

Jared Smith
Fedora Project Leader

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