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asked 2014-01-26 19:41:49 -0500

marcus gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 10:48:01 -0500

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I just installed fedora 20 and the software app wont install new software,... Whenever I click the install button it says that the software failed to install immediately after I clicked it... Does anyone know how to fix this???

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Have you updated the system before anything else?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2014-01-26 19:48:03 -0500 )edit

This is happening to me now too on Fedora 22. I clicked install for an application, it prompted for the admin password. I tried my user password and it did not authenticate. I tried root's password and it did not authenticate. The dialog closed and when I clicked on Install again, it no longer gave me the option. It simply stated the install failed. I am pretty sure I can restart the system and it may work, however, it won't be a permanent fix, which I would prefer.

jvapr27 gravatar imagejvapr27 ( 2015-10-29 11:00:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-27 05:43:16 -0500

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updated 2014-01-27 05:44:17 -0500

Kill all updates by using the following code

kill pidof yum

Then followed by these commads

*su - ( your root password when asked ) yum clean all *

Try install software now. if works notify me.

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answered 2014-01-27 03:47:30 -0500

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updated 2014-01-27 03:47:43 -0500

Possibly the Yum this running underneath looking for updates. To test go to terminal type # sudo yum -y update it gives an error like a running process, then this is the problem.

You have to use the kill command to stop the process and try again. By now test Yum command to verify that a process to rotate.

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