Bug 57255 - ERROR: "spawn of helper failed"
Summary: ERROR: "spawn of helper failed"
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-18 18:26 UTC by Andrei ILIE
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:52 UTC (History)
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2012-11-18 18:26 UTC, Andrei ILIE

Description Andrei ILIE 2012-11-18 18:26:37 UTC
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              [=========================]         
Starting                      [=========================]         
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
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:52:51 UTC
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
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.

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