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Stop gnome-software breaking yum

asked 2015-08-08 06:32:06 -0600

robertc gravatar image

Every few days I get a notification "Software Updates Available", clicking on it brings up the software app with the only option to restart and install. Since I universally get this notification right after I've just booted up my computer I'd rather install the updates with yum than waste time booting up for a second time in a few minutes. However none of the updates are available for yum update. If I do a yum clean all then a yum update then a bunch of updates suddenly appear. However, a few days later the cycle repeats, the notification says there are updates but yum update says there aren't until another clean all.

I am concluding that gnome-software is corrupting the yum database somehow (though please explain if I'm wrong). So, two questions:

  1. Can I stop this happening or otherwise investigate what is causing the issue?
  2. Can I simply remove gnome-software, and is there anything to watch out for if I do?
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answered 2015-08-08 13:32:32 -0600

Nothing is broken. gnome-software doesn't touch yum metadata. Each has their own metadata cache, and the caches are not updated at the same time, which is why you see different things with each.

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My lesson learned is not use Gnome Software, and just use yum. Otherwise, sudo yum autoremove gives you trouble by removing stuff that you installed with Gnome Software.

You could probably also use only Gnome Software.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-08-09 21:45:26 -0600 )edit

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