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Why is gnome tool *software* not updating? [closed]

asked 2014-01-13 15:14:05 -0600

florian gravatar image

updated 2014-02-13 13:35:19 -0600

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Hi, Starting the new gnome tool Software it is telling me system up to date.

But when I run sudo yum update I'm receiving a bunch of updated packages. Is something wrong or should I better not worry too much?

Thanks! Florian

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Why close the question? If I open a new one, you'll point at here but my issue is a little different. For those who don't find answer below I suggest to read this bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1029954 ; In summary gnome-settingsd checks every 24h for updates, downloads them and then the gnome software app can be used to reboot and install them. For non-gnome desktops like xfce, you can use pkcon update -d to get updates and they will show up in the software app to be intalled. v3.12+ versions of software app will allow for manual updating of updates.

Aleksandar Kostadinov gravatar imageAleksandar Kostadinov ( 2014-07-14 10:56:08 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-01-13 16:38:37 -0600

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There is typically nothing to worry about. Yum has more aggressive refreshing of its metadata (every 6 hours) and GNOME Software and other frontends might depend on the caching more (except for security updates)and you might just hit different mirrors even between two consecutive runs of yum.

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This explanation makes sense to me. Thanks!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-13 18:12:09 -0600 )edit

@Florian, you should accept the answer by clicking on green tick box below the votes

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2014-01-17 21:11:46 -0600 )edit

Forgot to do so earlier.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2014-01-17 21:19:00 -0600 )edit
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answered 2014-01-17 22:18:05 -0600

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updated 2014-01-17 22:25:55 -0600

Who is interested in modifying the update interval of gnome-software do the following:

1.) Start/install dconf-editor

2.) Navigate to org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.updates schema

Here you can set pretty much every behavior of gnome-software from disabling auto-download, changing the updating-cycle or disabling auto-updates. Standard update frequency is set to 86400 seconds, that’s 24h.

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Nice, thank you!

Timur Kristóf gravatar imageTimur Kristóf ( 2014-09-20 12:40:07 -0600 )edit

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