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    Default Security updates don't download and install.

    I am using openSUSE13.2 xfce and I receive security update notification. I click install and nothing downloads. What's the solution for this?

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    Default Re: Security updates don't download and install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crippled View Post
    I am using openSUSE13.2 xfce and I receive security update notification. I click install and nothing downloads. What's the solution for this?
    You mean the desktop's update applet?
    That's probably the well-known problem of PackageKit just hanging when you accept a license agreement then.

    To make it continue, just interact in some way with it. You can e.g.:
    - Right-click on the icon and choose "Check for Updates"
    - Run Apper and click on "Check for Updates"
    - Run "pkcon get-updates" in a terminal window

    If you do any of those, PackageKit should "wake up" and continue to download and install the updates.

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    Default Re: Security updates don't download and install.

    Some times the license request may come up under an already open window.

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    If you do any of those, PackageKit should "wake up" and continue to download and install the updates.
    In yast Online Update it didn't show any updates. This is what I get from the terminal. Getting updates [=========================] Refreshing software list [=========================]
    Finished [=========================]
    There are no updates available at this time.
    It didn't download anything.

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    Default Re: Security updates don't download and install.

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Some times the license request may come up under an already open window.
    Maybe, but even if you click on Accept, PackageKit will hang. That's a known bug in current PackageKit versions (since 1.0.3 at least).
    Apparently only openSUSE has updates that require a license agreement I suppose, otherwise I don't understand why it wouldn't be fixed already (and the bug reports are just ignored upto now).
    See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89651 e.g.

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    Default Re: Security updates don't download and install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crippled View Post
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    If you do any of those, PackageKit should "wake up" and continue to download and install the updates.
    In yast Online Update it didn't show any updates. This is what I get from the terminal. Getting updates [=========================] Refreshing software list [=========================]
    Finished [=========================]
    There are no updates available at this time.
    It didn't download anything.
    Well, if there are no updates available, why would you expect it to download something?

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    I accepted the license agreement. Nothing downloaded and installed. So I guess it's a bug.

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    Default Re: Security updates don't download and install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crippled View Post
    I accepted the license agreement. Nothing downloaded and installed. So I guess it's a bug.
    Yes, it is a bug, as I mentioned.

    But apparently it did install the updates meanwhile, if not even YaST shows available updates.

    Btw, YaST (or zypper) do *not* use PackageKit and are not affected by this.

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    Default Re: Security updates don't download and install.

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    Well, if there are no updates available, why would you expect it to download something? 
    I don't know why. I did receive the update message. Nothing downloaded after accepting the license agreement. It was a security update for Flash.

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    Default Re: Security updates don't download and install.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crippled View Post
    I did receive the update message. Nothing downloaded after accepting the license agreement. It was a security update for Flash.
    Yes, that's exactly the bug I'm speaking of:
    PackageKit just hangs after you accept the license agreement.

    But it can be woken up, and apparently you did that, so it did download and install the update meanwhile.
    So there is no update any more. And YaST also confirms this.

    Btw, it will also wake up and continue the next time it checks for updates automatically.
    But that's only once a day by default.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 16-Oct-2015 at 12:47.

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