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Bug 2064077 - GNOME 42-rc notifies of available updates in live mode
Summary: GNOME 42-rc notifies of available updates in live mode
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: 36
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Aoife Moloney
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: openqa AcceptedFreezeException Accept...
: 2064248 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: F36BetaFreezeException F36FinalBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-03-15 01:40 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2023-05-09 13:56 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2022-03-16 16:05:56 UTC
Type: Bug

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Fedora Pagure fedora-kickstarts pull-request 878 0 None None None 2022-03-15 15:44:52 UTC

Description Adam Williamson 2022-03-15 01:40:33 UTC
When booting the Workstation live from Fedora-Rawhide-20220308.n.0 or later, an updates notification appears shortly after boot. This is not meant to happen: there should be *no* update notifications in the live image.

The way we try to accomplish this is to set to false:

this has worked fine for a long time. The obviously-relevant change in the Fedora-Rawhide-20220308.n.0 compose is that gnome-software went from 42~beta-3 to 42~rc-1 . gnome-shell did not change on 0308.n.0 , so assigning to gnome-software.

Some of the recent changes to src/gs-update-monitor.c look kinda suspicious here, but I don't entirely understand how everything in there works, so I won't point fingers any more specifically than that for now :D

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2022-03-15 01:41:46 UTC
Oh, I set this to 36 because the same change is stable in 36 as of today. Proposing as a Final blocker: "Release-blocking desktops must notify the user of available updates, but must not do so when running as a live image" - . Also proposing as Beta FE.

Comment 2 Milan Crha 2022-03-15 06:36:39 UTC
From the upstream bug report:

I do not think it's a bug. You do not download the updates (as the option says), you only check for updates. The "suspicious" commit is [1].

What you really want is: gsettings set allow-updates false.


Comment 3 Milan Crha 2022-03-15 06:41:32 UTC
Looking in the code, you'll be safer when setting both allow-updates and download-updates to false.

Comment 4 Milan Crha 2022-03-15 14:12:17 UTC
*** Bug 2064248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2022-03-15 15:32:20 UTC
Uh, please don't close it as not a bug. It's definitely a bug, whether or not it's considered a bug in GNOME Software.

Comment 6 Milan Crha 2022-03-15 15:44:14 UTC
> Uh, please don't close it as not a bug.

Aha, okay, my fault. I didn't know where to move it.

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2022-03-15 20:51:09 UTC
+3 BetaFE and FinalBlocker in , setting accepted.

Comment 8 Adam Williamson 2022-03-16 06:49:05 UTC
Fix is merged, setting ON_QA, should be fixed in next compose.

Comment 9 Adam Williamson 2022-03-16 16:05:56 UTC
Confirmed fixed in today's nightly.

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