Bug 17877 - Packagekit installed some packages without asking
Summary: Packagekit installed some packages without asking
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2008-10-02 09:26 UTC by David Leray
Modified: 2008-12-12 03:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description David Leray 2008-10-02 09:26:44 UTC

I'm using fedora 10 rawhide up to date running with KDE4.1.2. Today (10/2/2008), after a reboot, I noticed the icon of the packagekit working as usual (downloading refresh list, and so on *sorry for the rough translation, I'm using a french version).

But instead of displaying a alert icon (red circle), it displayed the icon corresponding to downloading packages and installing packages.

I have checked in the /var/log/yum.log file and here is what it showed : 


...lots of updates

Oct 01 19:44:35 Updated: kdeartwork-extras-4.1.2-2.fc10.i386
Oct 01 19:44:48 Updated: 7:kdenetwork-4.1.2-2.fc10.i386
Oct 01 20:00:24 Installed: kernel-2.6.27-0.372.rc8.fc10.i686
Oct 01 20:00:24 Updated: rpm-4.5.90-0.git8461.8.i386

Oct 02 14:15:05 Installed: createrepo-0.9.5-2.fc9.noarch
Oct 02 14:15:06 Installed: 1:anaconda-yum-plugins-1.0-3.fc10.noarch
Oct 02 14:15:07 Installed: preupgrade-0.9.8-1.fc10.noarch

Oct 02 14:45:41 Erased: openoffice.org-impress
Oct 02 14:45:43 Erased: openoffice.org-calc-core
Oct 02 14:45:44 Erased: openoffice.org-base
Oct 02 14:45:45 Erased: openoffice.org-calc

...lots of more yummeries


The October 01 lines are from my initiative, so for the October 02 lines beginning at 14:45:41.

But the packages in the middle are completely out of my control.

I've checked the update manager which is set on manual installation.

One more thing : after this update, the icon get stuck in the "waiting for other tasks to finnish state". No process were running except the applet one, and yum was unlocked... I had to kill the applet myself to get rid of it.

I hope I've been clear, my english is not very good...

If you need precisions, or the detail of a file that I'm not aware of it, just tell me!
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-10-13 08:15:25 UTC
What's your automatic update settings?
Comment 2 David Leray 2008-10-15 03:30:41 UTC
Here is my updates settings as seen in the configuration tool (gnome-packagekit). 

Update Settings : 

Check updates :           [daily]
Automatic updates :       [nothing]
Check Major Updtaes :     [weekly]

Notification display : 

[x] when updates are available
[x] when a long task has finished

Hope it helps...
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2008-12-12 03:57:59 UTC
Right, this is where PackageKit gets the distro upgrades, which are stored in the preupgrade package. I'll add a package dep in d02cb8bb75f0d8fdc3311e66d174e92edfa8fd19 in git master. The next fedora version will bring this package in.

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