Description of problem:
Out of curiosity, I installed the gnome-software rpm,
but the interface doesn't, really, show anything.
I don't have gnome 3 installed, so I guess that the package is missing some dependencies.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Don't install Gnome3
2. Just install gnome-software
3. In terminal, run "gnome-software"
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 5180 [details]
terminal aoutput of "gnome-software"
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terminal aoutput of "gnome-software -v"
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looks like some packages about appstream where imported in cauldron, don't know if it could be related
gnome-software rpm, possibly missing dependencies =>
gnome-software rpm, possibly missing dependencies (appstream ?)
GNOME Software requires an appstream. Ideally integrated with the buildsystem. I've created a complete appstream on my personal machine. When starting up GNOME Software the urpmi packagekit backend hangs with 100% CPU. I've asked for assistance upstream, but not sure I'll get it (GNOME Software developer will not be able to assist with packagekit).
I'll guess I'll first have to upload/package the appstream I currently have as to ensure people can assist.
Note: They suggested Mageia looks into using hawkey as a dependency solver. Such a change might be pretty invasive and take a long time though.
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I didn't have "app folder" to group my software in my software list in gnome.
So I have to install gnome-software, but it is totally blank, and does not work, and I cannot create my folders.
There is only 2 folders "Sundry" and "utilities" and I cannot change or create my own folders
Might be fixed now, can someone confirm? (Olav, Neal...)
This issue remains present until bug 18669 is resolved. Fortunately, once it is, PackageKit frontends using AppStream will automatically start pulling the data and this will fix itself.
(In reply to Olav Vitters from comment #5)
> Note: They suggested Mageia looks into using hawkey as a dependency solver.
> Such a change might be pretty invasive and take a long time though.
For reference, this is exactly what we did for Mageia 6. We switched to the Dnf backend (formerly known as the Hif backend, and further formerly known as the Hawkey backend).
With this, AppStream repodata support is now integrated into PackageKit, and now I am just waiting for bug 18669 to be resolved to actually provide the metadata.
Created attachment 9475 [details]
Screenshot of GNOME Software showing AppStream information (Lugaru HD)
Thanks to Thomas Backlund from the sysadmin team, we now have AppStream repodata published for Mageia 6 and Cauldron.
I've verified that GNOME Software is now able to get AppStream information for installable and installed software.
I've attached a screenshot as proof.
Testing Gnome Software on a default M6 64b Xfce only system (live mode and installed system). Thus, no gnome installed.
* packagekit is already installed.
* installing 'gnome-software' works, you can start it, but it lacks the main features
* installing gnome-packagekit (which is not a dependency), solves this.
You need to run it once, then logout and -in again. And it works nicely. I've tested installing, removing, starting an app, searching an app, update. I don't understand what the 'Software Sources' is supposed to do, it's just an empty window.
On xfce it's a memory hog, ~ 110-130 MB, but nowadays many people use Xfce because they prefer this DE also on recent hardware. So, it would be nice if the dependency issue could be solved. Could one of the gnome packagers take care of it?
It affects gnome-software-3.24.3-1.mga6
New package available with requires on gnome-packagekit, flatpak.