Created attachment 70226 [details]
When trying to use Apper or PackageKit we get the following error: "Spawn of helper '/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py' failed". Please see the attached screenshot for details.
Bug reproduced using the following rig:
~ Fedora 17
~ Apper v0.7.2 (via official Fedora repos)
~ PackageKit v0.7.5 (via official Fedora repos)
$ pkcon get-updates
Getting updates [=========================]
Waiting in queue [=========================]
Fatal error: Spawn of helper '/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py' failed
$ NETWORK=TRUE /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py get-updates none
bash: /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py: Permission denied
$ ll /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 149087 Jun 27 10:54 /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py
$ head /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py
# Licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 2
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
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