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No updates for more than a month now!

asked 2015-04-01 11:08:54 -0500

deshmukh gravatar image

Running Fedora 21 Workstation.

I have not been notified of any updates for the past more than a month now. This is strange. Earlier, I was using Ubuntu and the updates used to be much more frequent --- more like once a week.

Is something wrong with my installation or is it something normal?

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can you please post the output of yum repolist here?

mtoh gravatar imagemtoh ( 2015-04-02 00:20:32 -0500 )edit

Here is the output:

repo id                                               repo name                                                     status
!adobe-linux-x86_64                                   Adobe Systems Incorporated                                         2
!fedora/21/x86_64                                     Fedora 21 - x86_64                                            42,816
!rpmfusion-free/21/x86_64                             RPM Fusion for Fedora 21 - Free                                  470
deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2015-04-03 01:48:31 -0500 )edit

Here is the remaining part:

!rpmfusion-free-updates/21/x86_64                     RPM Fusion for Fedora 21 - Free - Updates                        248
!rpmfusion-nonfree/21/x86_64                          RPM Fusion for Fedora 21 - Nonfree                               178
!rpmfusion-nonfree-updates/21/x86_64                  RPM Fusion for Fedora 21 - Nonfree - Updates                     192
*!updates/21/x86_64                                   Fedora 21 - x86_64 - Updates                                   9,939
repolist: 53,845
deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2015-04-03 01:49:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-04-01 11:32:44 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Check for updates manually to confirm that gnome-software isn't stuck. If it is, reboot or update using yum/dnf.

You can see what updates are released for Fedora 21 here:

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@FranciscoD_, it seems gnome-software is stuck. dnf check-update shows more than 500MB of updates!

How do I set gnome-software right?

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2015-04-03 01:52:47 -0500 )edit

Just update with yum and restart, that should fix it. I haven't seen any bugs that get gnome-software stuck recently.

Gnome-software relies on package-kit. You should be able to use the command line client pkcon to see if packagekit is the one that is stuck.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-04-03 05:08:04 -0500 )edit

What is the exact command I give? I tried starting Terminal and typing pkcon. But it gave some options and stuff. Sorry if it is a very basic question - a newbie here.

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2015-04-03 09:42:23 -0500 )edit

I could tell you, but I'd prefer you read the man page and figure this out yourself ;)

man pkcon
FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2015-04-03 13:26:01 -0500 )edit

@FranciscoD_ Update with yum and restart did fix it. Software did give a list of updates and all went well. About pkcon, I can imagin a refresh or repair. Now, which of the two, I will need your help. Moreover, pkcon, dnf and yum seem to be doing the same thing?? Why???

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2015-04-07 07:00:17 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-04-01 12:10:08 -0500

florian gravatar image

Update your package information manually by executing sudo dnf update. If that for some reason fails, try also sudo yum update.

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@Florian, is it better to use dnf in place of yum? I have been using yum all along

deshmukh gravatar imagedeshmukh ( 2015-04-03 01:51:26 -0500 )edit

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