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    Default YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    Version 13.1 Fresh install
    YaST Software Manager
    I am attempting to add a software package to my system. YaST starts, initializes the target system and attempts to load the Configured Repositories but then complains that PackageKit is already running.
    I reply by clicking the PackageKit quit Yes button but it doesn't quit.
    If I restart the system the problem does not resolve.

    PackageKit is still running (probably busy).
    Ask PackageKit to quit again?
    System management is locked by the application with pid 4142 (/usr/lib/packagekitd).
    Close this application before trying again.

    Would you like to abort or try again?

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    Default AW: YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    Quote Originally Posted by SLmanDR View Post
    Version 13.1 Fresh install
    YaST Software Manager
    I am attempting to add a software package to my system. YaST starts, initializes the target system and attempts to load the Configured Repositories but then complains that PackageKit is already running.
    I reply by clicking the PackageKit quit Yes button but it doesn't quit.
    If I restart the system the problem does not resolve.
    Wait until PackageKit is finished with what it is doing (most likely it is refreshing the software repositories and it's cache of all packages, which can take a while the first time).

    Or if you insist to, kill it manually:
    Code:
    sudo killall -KILL packagekitd
    Then YaST should be able to start.

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    Default Re: YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    Thanks for the reply.
    Would it be not unusual for it to take hours to initialize? I'll leave it open and not abort it and see how it goes.
    I have a 10Meg internet connection on a 6 processor system so it should go fairly quickly.
    I'm new to Gnome (from KDE) so I'm getting used to where things are.

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    Default Re: YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    Quote Originally Posted by SLmanDR View Post
    Would it be not unusual for it to take hours to initialize?
    No. It would be unusual for it...

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    Default Re: YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    Quote Originally Posted by SLmanDR View Post
    Thanks for the reply.
    Would it be not unusual for it to take hours to initialize? I'll leave it open and not abort it and see how it goes.
    I have a 10Meg internet connection on a 6 processor system so it should go fairly quickly.
    True, it should not take hours.

    But I have seen it hanging for a long time if there are problems with reaching the servers. This should resolve itself after some time though.

    I'm new to Gnome (from KDE) so I'm getting used to where things are.
    Well, KDE uses PackageKit as well. (in the form of Apper)

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    I don't know. I think there must be something wrong with my install.
    After booting in I open Resources and one of the processors is pegged at 100%.
    It's not reflected in Processes as the highest process (gnome-shell) is around 12%, all others 0.
    The Initialize Online Update still complains:
    PackageKit is blocking software management.
    This happens when the updater applet or another software management
    application is running.

    Ask PackageKit to quit?
    I'm wondering if I should download another image and burn another install DVD for another clean install.

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    Default Re: YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    Quote Originally Posted by SLmanDR View Post
    Would it be not unusual for it to take hours to initialize?
    I think it does this slowly in the background, so takes a while.

    My current practice: after install, first login to "icewm" to do all of the finishing stuff, including adding additional software. Since "icewm" doesn't invoke packagekit, this postpones the initialization until a time when it won't bother me.
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;

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    Default Re: YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    Quote Originally Posted by SLmanDR View Post
    I don't know. I think there must be something wrong with my install.
    After booting in I open Resources and one of the processors is pegged at 100%.
    It's not reflected in Processes as the highest process (gnome-shell) is around 12%, all others 0.
    The Initialize Online Update still complains:


    I'm wondering if I should download another image and burn another install DVD for another clean install.
    Well, there was a problem with gnome-packagekit that really caused it to hang and peg a processor, but that should be fixed already. Not sure if the fix is in 13.1 though, but I would think so.

    I would suggest to just kill packagekitd and then install all updates using YaST->Online Update or "zypper up".
    Code:
    sudo killall -KILL packagekitd

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    Default Re: YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    ... install all updates using YaST->Online Update or "zypper up".
    Code:
    sudo killall -KILL packagekitd
    Killall worked this time and the 100% processor came down. Gnome really hums the cpu's though huh. They're all around 40%.

    TheYaST Online Update is where it gets stuck. I'll give the zypper up a go.

    Thanks again all for replies.
    S

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    Default Re: YaST / PackageKit won't quit

    What do you mean stuck? You can not run 2 updaters at the same time so if packagekit is running then you cant run Yast update or zypper.

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