Is anyone else having problems with yumex-2.9.7?
This is strange for me and I hope someone can help. I hope this posting is OK. For the most part I am telling you my problem, but I will also be telling you what I did and will try to do. So I will gladly and gratefully accept any suggestions or guidance pertaining to the entire situation.
I just installed Fedora 12. During installation I told it to install mostly KDE. As such, I chose yumex because I had been told that it is the best for rpm downloading and installation for updates and such.
Upon entering FC12 I noticed I was given yumex-2.9.7+ and immediately started to use it. Of course, I checked the plug-ins and really saw nothing more than the instruction to activate the plug-ins. I then decided to install plug-ins that are supposed to speed up the download and install process.
As you may have noticed, yumex functioned beautifully. However, after I got the plug-ins yumex stopped functioning. It gave me a sudden error message that it could not find or connect to the backend and thus will shut down. Logic would say the problem is due to the plug-ins, but I do not understand their being given if they do not allow the latest yumex to work.
I think I will try eliminating all but the most basic plug-ins, although I may need to eliminate all of them, for test purposes. I will then reinstall yumex-2.9.7+ and if it works I will reinstall the plug-ins one at a time to see what plug-in(s) may or may not be causing the problem. I just hope removing and reinstalling yumex and whatever plug-ins multiple times will not cause any other problems.
So what do all of you think? I have read that other people are having problems as well, but I haven't really found much help other than the suggestion to use yumex-2.0.5+, but that was written for FC!!. Anybody with helpful ideas?
Try yum on the command line, e.g., 'yum update' then 'yum upgrade'
Can you start yumex at all? You can attempt to start it from a command line as yumex --noplugins so it won't use any plugins to see if some plugin is causing your problem. If that works, you can go to "Edit->Preferences->Advanced" and click the "Yum" tab to disable plugins until you figure out the problem.
Which plugins do you have installed?
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