Recent updates to Fedora introduced two unexpected bugs, either of which results in users no longer seeing notifications of or being able to apply new updates.
Updates to the relevant packages have been shipped to fix these issues, but users will not receive notifications for them unless they first apply the pending fixed updates using the "yum" tool. (Please note that these issues should only affect Fedora 13. Fedora 12 does not appear to be affected.) Packages fixing these issues were pushed to the Fedora software repositories around July 22, 2010. Users who have done a manual "yum update" since that push may have already received these fixes.
To fix the issue, please:
- Open a Terminal (Applications > System Tools > Terminal)
- Type either of the following commands and enter the password for the root user when prompted.
a. To choose to apply all pending updates now:
su -c "yum -y --skip-broken update"
b. To choose to apply updates fixing only the specific issues mentioned above:
su -c "yum -y --skip-broken update gnome-packagekit selinux-policy"
- Log out and and then log back in, or reboot your computer. Note that logout/login will complete the fix for the notification issue. However, if you applied all updates in the previous step, you may need to reboot for other updates that require it.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and we are working on further improvements to our testing and quality assurance processes to avoid this and similar problems in the future.
If you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please refer to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicating_and_getting_help
for ways to get additional help from the Fedora community.
Fedora Project Leader