Fedora 18 "software": "check for update" hangs

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 31 20:18:24 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-03-31 at 15:09 -0400, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> When I selected "Software" and within that chose the menu item to check 
> for updates, the process worked for a while and then apparently made no 
> more progress but ate 100% of the CPU.
> It is kind of scary interrupting an update, but after about half an hour 
> of no progress, I decided that there was no other way.
> Do this in a superuser shell instead.  It works and gives better feedback:
> 	yum update
> See <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=922697>
> PS. I consider software: check for updates less convenient than the 
> pre-F18 "sofware updates".
I commented on this previously. The Software program in Gnome does not
do an yum update for me.  It behaves just as you report in F18.

Does it work for anyone?
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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