Missing PackageKit notification in GNOME Shell

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Sat May 21 17:44:38 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-05-21 at 18:31 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> Although /usr/libexec/packagekitd is running, and I've configured the
> "Software Updates" to be checked "hourly", I'm not getting any
> notification about updates being available. Whenever I would run "yum
> update" or the graphical "Software Update" app, it would see available
> updates and offer to install them.
> I'm not convinced that this installation will arrive at F15 final. It is
> some Alpha/Beta install from April 4th with updates applied regularly.
> Even if I will arrive at the same packages as F15 final + zero day updates,
> it seems run-time behaviour will be different, and with a fresh install of
> F15 I will be one the safer side.

well, behaviour of an upgraded system can always be different from a
freshly installed one, whether you used pre-release packages or not
doesn't matter much.

The default update check frequency is now weekly; I wonder if the
preferences are actually hooked up correctly. can you check the value of
apps/gnome-packagekit/update-icon/frequency_get_updates in gconf-editor?
Adam Williamson
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