I installed Fedora 10 two days before Thanksgiving. There were tremendous MBs worth of downloads for the massive upgrade. Having used Fedora religiously since Fedora Core 4, I did not expect the number of downloads to decrease. I was wrong.

Apparently, according to this link, this was a package which was propogated through Fedora’s repositories through Dbus. Their solution did not work.

A friend of mine, who also runs Fedora 10 and had faced the same dilemma, offered another solution. His problem had been fixed through a complete replacement of the version of PackageKit which had been running on his computer. When I gave the ‘yum info PackageKit’, I received the information

yum info PackageKit
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
Name : PackageKit
Arch : x86_64
Version : 0.3.09
Release : 4.fc10
Size : 1.1 M
Repo : installed
Summary : Package management service
URL : http://packagekit.freedesktop.org
License : GPLv2+
Description: PackageKit is a D-Bus abstraction layer that allows the session
: user to manage packages in a secure way using a cross-distro,
: cross-architecture API.

which had apparently been the problem for him. So, I followed his pattern of fixes as well. (Thanks, Wyatt.)

Here’s what I did. I first issued (as root, or sudoer) ‘yum remove PackageKit’. All associated packages were removed. I downloaded, from pbone the packages at the followingpages:

  1. PackageKit
  2. PackageKit-yum-plugin
  3. PackageKit-yum
  4. PackageKit-udev-helper

After a reboot, I downloaded approximately 278 MB of updates. These are mainly KDE updates. Then, after another reboot, the reissuance of ‘sudo yum update’ pulled about another 30 MB worth of updates which included

Dependency Installed:
eet.x86_64 0:1.0.1-1.fc10
google-gadgets.x86_64 0:0.10.4-0.1.fc10
google-gadgets-qt.x86_64 0:0.10.4-0.1.fc10
qedje.x86_64 0:0.3.0-0.1.fc10
qzion.x86_64 0:0.3.0-0.1.fc10

kdebase-workspace.x86_64 0:4.1.85-5.fc10.1
kdebase-workspace-libs.x86_64 0:4.1.85-5.fc10.1
kdelibs.x86_64 6:4.1.85-6.fc10
kdelibs-common.x86_64 6:4.1.85-6.fc10
ksysguardd.x86_64 0:4.1.85-5.fc10.1

. These issued some serious updates to KDE 4.1. I hope these amount to some stability progress.

I plan to see if a ‘yum cleanall’ helps update further. No Fedora and especially no kernel updates are surprising.

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