Does anyone else think yumex is broken?

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Thu Jan 7 16:51:49 UTC 2010

On 01/07/2010 04:08 PM, Paul W. Frields wrote:

> The yum command line tool is great for anyone who wants to see more of
> the guts of package management.  However, PackageKit is neither
> unreliable nor barely communicating in my experience, and I use it
> most of the time in Fedora.
Well, ...

* ... I have occasionally seen PK notifying me about "updates 
available", but when trying to download/install the updates, it told me 
"0 updates available"

* ... in recent weeks (last time today) I've seen it forgetting about 
its reboot notification (I was notified about updates being available, 
and updated, but haven't rebooted since then - Initially the "reboot 
notification button" appeared, meanwhile it's gone).

>  Yum also has bits that allow it to
> communicate with PackageKit when run on the command line.  This system
> works quite well.
May-be for you ... I am not excited about PK. A nice idea, but (over-?) 
ladden with many (IMO) discussworthy/questionable "features".


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