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Re: F10: Unrequested automatic installation





--- On Fri, 12/5/08, Robert Locke <lists ralii com> wrote:

> From: Robert Locke <lists ralii com>
> Subject: Re: F10: Unrequested automatic installation
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Friday, December 5, 2008, 4:09 PM
> On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 15:43 +0000, Paul Smith wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Robert Locke
> <lists ralii com> wrote:
> > > This seems unusual:
> > >
> > > Fresh install of F10 (from DVD) couple of days
> after release (28-Nov).
> > >
> > > I have added rpmfusion and livna repositories
> when the install was done.
> > >
> > > This morning after booting and logging in, a
> little bubble opened in the
> > > lower right hand corner that said some updates
> were complete.  I had not
> > > requested any updates.  Previous updates had all
> been done by me typing
> > > "yum update" in a gnome-terminal.
> > >
> > > Reviewing /var/log/yum.log to see what was
> installed I find the
> > > following:
> > >
> > > Dec 05 08:02:19 Installed:
> createrepo-0.9.6-3.fc10.noarch
> > > Dec 05 08:02:20 Installed:
> 1:anaconda-yum-plugins-1.0-3.fc10.noarch
> > > Dec 05 08:02:21 Installed:
> preupgrade-1.0.0-1.fc10.noarch
> > >
> > > Why were these packages automatically installed
> without me requesting
> > > them?
> > 
> > The same happened here. That was why I sent to the
> list the post "How
> > can one turn off automatic updates on F10?". Was
> this unrequested
> > automatic installation episodic? Or should one
> configure something to
> > avoid this automatic installations?
> > 
> 
> I just posted in a reply to myself that it appears to be
> configured
> under System-Preferences-System-Software Updates.  But mine
> is
> configured to Automatically install: Nothing, so I am
> baffled why these
> three packages were installed....
> 
> --Rob
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I had the identical problem after packagekit sneaked in. One day I woke up and had a new kernel.*** There is a dialog to make the facility passive but for some reason, it does not show up when I am logged in as user. I log in as root and there it is. There are two dialogs:
(1) show history
(2) control packagekit

I set mine to "do nothing" so I still get alerts down in the panel!

One that day I started getting a dialog after logging in as root saying one should not run packagekit as a privileged user. AND I didn't even ask for it!

Recently there was an update to packagekit that reset my settings to automatic...do updates silently...and some stuff sneaked in!

I always watch my yum update output




      


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