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Re: F9 & F10: Add/Remove Software program leaves behind a running process that cannot be stopped.

On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 16:46 -0800, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:

>  >you could get a cli and as root, kill off any yum process that is
>  >seemingly hung and then try a yum update from cli.
>  >
>  >I suspect that there's something on your system that is causing yum to
>  >hang.
> It does not seem to be related to yum, because I can run yum at the cli
> with no problems.  Here's the thing - there are no yum processes running
> at all (that I can see via `ps' as root)!  It does not seem to be tied 
> into yum,
> but some process via "Add/Remove Software", or so it seems.  There does
> not seem to be any processes that I can see that puts the package icon into
> the Task Notification area, at least, I cannot locate "it" via `ps' as root.
> Also - I am running a fresh-install of F10 on another computer - I added
> nothing else during F10 LiveCD and after a reboot, I believe I did however
> get an update request, and I let it fly. The problem seemed to appear when
> used the "Add/Remove Software" afterwards.  What are the odds of installing
> from "Add/Remove Software", only Thunderbird, would cause this issue?
sounds like packagekitd

the odds...probably pretty good because it is somewhat new and feeling
the growing pains.

I don't know if there's a cache or profile left behind by packagekit
from reboot but I'm gathering that there is.

Perhaps kill off any packagekit processes that are running and launch it
(as user, not root) from cli and errors should be noted in terminal.


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