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asked 2018-02-18 07:41:06 -0600

ANUPAM gravatar image

My OS is Fedora 27. In Software menu installed softwares are not visible. Six Categories are shown therein. If I click on any Category nothing is visible. After sometime it shows as under: failed to resolve package_ids: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PackageKit: Timeout was reached.

Hope, somebody will be able to help me.

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Gnome Software needs some time to download metadata in order to build the software catalogue. give it some time and check back in again later.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-02-18 22:46:16 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-02-21 19:46:27 -0600

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updated 2018-02-21 19:52:59 -0600


pkcon refresh force

to update Gnome Software's metadata.

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answered 2018-02-20 02:38:31 -0600

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updated 2018-02-20 02:46:02 -0600

  1. Exit Software and restart the program. Sometimes this forces it to refresh the list of available software and will get it to display more quickly.

  2. Open a terminal and type dnf refresh and allow Fedora to update the software catalog.

  3. If all else fails, this should fix it: su -c 'dnf reinstall gnome-software'

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dnf and Gnome Software are independent from each other. Updating dnf cache will have no impact on Gnome Software, which uses PackageKit as package manager (backend)

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-02-21 19:44:50 -0600 )edit

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