gpk-update-viewer vs. yum

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh at
Sat Jun 19 14:01:08 UTC 2010

| From: BeartoothHOS <beartooth at>
| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:51:05 +0000 (UTC)
| 	Is it just me?? 
| 	I've noticed, on several machines (PC, laptop, netbook) that if 
| the machine has no connection, or thinks it has none, the gpk function 
| claims there are no updates; but if I doubt that and run yum update, it 
| may immediately get over a hundred -- or at least report a failure to 
| connect.
| 	Couldn't gpk do the same??

I've just experienced this.  It seems to be related to
<> but that is
marked as closed having been fixed for Fedora 13.

To compound the problem, when I enable the network using nm,
gpk-update-viewer still reports "All software is up to date" without
bothering to use the now-available network connection.

I've got several other grumbles that I've mentioned in

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