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Old 12-09-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Add/Remove Software error


Help... I have got this message when I try to add and software

failed to get a TID: A security policy in place prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient, see message bus configuration file (rejected message had interface "org.freedesktop.PackageKit.Transaction" member "SetLocale" error name "(unset)" destination "org.freedesktop.PackageKit") (0)

I am a newbie so please be gentle

Thnx in advance

Steve
 
Old 12-09-2008, 01:48 PM   #2
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Steve, this problem hit lots of Fedora users after a "bad" update came through on Sunday (yeah - it was very disconcerting).

I'm not a new Linux user, but I just started using (and installed for the first time) Fedora on Saturday, so I'm working this one out myself.

The answer(s) can be found on the Fedor forums (try http://forums.fedoraforum.org, go to the General Support forum and look for "Packagekit "failed to get a TID:" - rendered unusable", or search for TID). I found this on page 4 of that thread, from a user named Cyberjet. He's talking about the file /etc/dbus-1/system.d/org.freedesktop.PackageKit.conf, which you can edit as root using vi or gedit AFTER BACKING IT UP.

Thanks to all.

I editied my org.freedesktop.Packagekit.conf (see below)and all my packages are restore under System Administration add/remove Software. This worked for me.

<!DOCTYPE busconfig PUBLIC
"-//freedesktop//DTD D-BUS Bus Configuration 1.0//EN"
"http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/dbus/1.0/busconfig.dtd">
<busconfig>

<!-- This configuration file specifies the required security policies
for the PackageKit to work. -->

<!-- Only user root can own the PackageKit service -->
<policy user="root">
<allow own="org.freedesktop.PackageKit"/>
</policy>

<!-- Allow anyone to call into the service - we'll reject callers using PolicyKit -->
<policy context="default">
<allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.PackageKit"/>
<allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.PackageKit.Transac tion"/> [ added this line as opposed to editing the above line and adding .Transaction]
</policy>

</busconfig>


See where he said [added this line...]? Do that, then you reboot. That worked for me, too. After that I could add/remove software again.

But all that requires some (but not a lot) of knowledge about using the command-line interface and a non-gui editor like vi. Not a lot of newbies have that. Can you deal? I can help walk you through it a bit (as time permits), but in the long run, it's more fruitful if you make an honest effort to get the knowledge yourself by searching the forums as you come upon difficulties.

There is an alternate solution - re-install Fedora and don't do updates until they fix the repositories. Some people are a little surprised, I gather, that they haven't done that already. Maybe waiting one or two more days will do it.

Last edited by jbuckley2004; 12-09-2008 at 02:03 PM.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 02:15 PM   #3
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It worked

Thank you, that worked at treat

Cheers

Steve
 
Old 12-10-2008, 07:45 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot for quoting the essential post - worked for me also.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 09:43 PM   #5
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Good solution, but can this be fixed "naturally" by waiting for yet another update that fixes this issue?
 
Old 12-10-2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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I think that it can, kz26, but I think that automatic updates can't happen.

One would have to >su (and log in as root), then do #yum update (I think - please check up on yum; I'm new to that universe), from the command line.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 11:44 PM   #7
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No, it doesn't work for me. During the reboot, there was a failure in starting system message bus, which said "wrong tab" thing in the file /etc/dbus-1/system.d/org.freedesktop.PackageKit.conf and the reboot took quite a long time. And the GUI interface didn't show up too. I had to change the file back and reboot.
 
Old 12-11-2008, 03:05 AM   #8
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Oooops, I didn't restart the machine since that. Maybe on startup I would notice a problem - will try and let you know.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 03:22 AM   #9
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I didn't have problems on reboot.

What program did you use to edit the file?

I had similar problems once in the past editing the grub boot file with mc. Using vim on the other hand it worked.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 03:56 AM   #10
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finally i've got my problem fixed too.
i just updated my system using #yum update, and the problem is gone!
 
  


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