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Old 09-30-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
Mike Davies
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Software Update problem - where is report ?

I've just upgraded to Fedora 9 and I have a lot of updates to do on the system. When I try to install the security updates, it ends with the gpk-update-icon popping up a message like "transaction error ...More information in the detailed report", or some message like that, it doesn't stay on the screen for very long.

Where is the detailed report ?
Old 09-30-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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Look in /etc/syslog (or possibly /etc/syslog-ng) if it's included in Fedora. There should be a config file that will tell you where the system log messages willl be written.

Also, look in /var (/var/cache, /var/log, and anything in /var relating to yum {Fedora file management if done with yum if i'm not mistaken]).

With any luck, Fedora users may come along to offer better advice.
Old 10-01-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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OK thanks. I found /etc/yum.conf which pointed to /var/log/yum.log but it had no errors in it. So modified /etc/yum.conf to include error reporting - still no errors in the log file.

Then I discovered I could run gpk-update-icon --verbose, and that gives me all the information I needed.

Thanks for your help and the pointers.



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