[Novalug] how to stop packagekitd ??
Bryan J Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Feb 23 19:55:47 EST 2010
There are several, unrelated software packages here.
One, Firefox updates aren't related to PackageKit. On
Linux systems, you should _never_ be prompted to
update Firefox by Firefox. As far as plug-ins, you likely
can_not_ install them as you are not root (add-ons are
a different story). Linux works very differently, and
is more secure than Windows.
Two, PackageKit is designed as GUI Update for less savvy
users, and it will prompt and download in the background.
If you hit my blog (I'm on my BlackBerry right now or I'd
send you the direct link -- http://bjs-redhat.livejournal.com),
I have an article on 2-ways to disable PackageKit notifications
just for the current user (IIRC).
Three, Smolt is an optional hardware profiling tool that
Fedora includes that allows the project, after opt-in, to
gather very accurate statistics on actual adoption. You
don't need it if you don't want it.
Bryan J Smith - mailto:b.j.smith at ieee.org
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From: Walt Smith <waltechmail at yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 15:16:35
To: <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
Subject: [Novalug] how to stop packagekitd ??
A few days ago, I started a software update from Firefox.
( checking for packages ) when a web page made FF want some plugin.
I did click to start the plugin "search".
It keeps restarting, doing continuous D/L over dialup.
Closing FF and restarting doesn't help.
Closing the X login account and doing X relogin doesn't help.
I could not find a real "Stop" in the "software update" gui.
It has D/L more than 11 Megbytes in a file. Each time it starts
it starts the D/L file from scratch. ( filename isn't relevent,
I don't believe ). I think it's a sqlite type .gz file.
** In short, I can't keep it stopped.
crond is enabled in services.
Below is too much info... !!!<G>
PS what the H-ll is a "smolt" ???
What direction should I NOT look, and where SHOULD I look ???
here's a sample of attempt:
ps ax [snip most of crap]
17108 ? S 1:17 /usr/libexec/gam_server
18934 ? Ss 0:00 /sbin/ppp-watch tenexorg
18936 ttyS0 Ss+ 0:00 pppd lock modem crtscts asyncmap 00000000 defaultroute usepeerdns user waltech at tenex.org remotenam
19022 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/sbin/packagekitd
19024 ? S 0:01 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py refresh-cache yes
19027 pts/0 R+ 0:00 ps ax
[root at waltech3 anacron]# kill 19022
[root at waltech3 anacron]# kill 19024
[root at waltech3 cron]# pwd
[root at waltech3 cron]# ls -al
drwx------. 2 root root 4096 2009-11-05 11:13 .
drwxr-xr-x. 12 root root 4096 2009-11-09 14:20 ..
[root at waltech3 var]# cd /etc
[root at waltech3 etc]# less anacrontab
# /etc/anacrontab: configuration file for anacron
# See anacron(8) and anacrontab(5) for details.
# the maximal random delay added to the base delay of the jobs
# the jobs will be started during the following hours only
#period in days delay in minutes job-identifier command
1 5 cron.daily nice run-parts /etc/cron.daily
7 25 cron.weekly nice run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
@monthly 45 cron.monthly nice run-parts /etc/cron.monthly
[root at waltech3 etc]# ls cron*
cups logrotate makewhatis.cron mlocate.cron prelink readahead.cron tmpwatch
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