Bug#808305: Missing fwupd breaks upgrade functionality

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Fri Dec 18 14:01:48 UTC 2015

Package: gnome-software
Version: 3.18.3-2
Severity: serious

Since upgrading to the version which enabled fwupd support, the upgrade
functionality is broken when fwupd is not installed.

I no longer get any notifications when new packages are awailable and
when opening the Updates tab in the main software just shows an error
messages that the fwupd D-Bus service is not available.

Dez 18 14:59:41 pluto gnome-session[15771]: (org.gnome.Software:15979):
Gs-WARNING **: failed to get updates:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name
org.freedesktop.fwupd was not provided by any .service files

I'm marking this as RC since this breaks essential functionality of
gnome-software and I think it shouldn't migrate to testing until we have
a solution for that.

Installing fwupd makes gnome-software work again, so it's clearly a
problem of it not dealing with the case gracefully when fwupd is not

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-software depends on:
ii  appstream                                    0.9.0-2
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.24.0-2
ii  gnome-software-common                        3.18.3-2
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.18.1-1
ii  libappstream-glib8                           0.5.5-1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.18.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.21-4
ii  libcairo-gobject2                            1.14.4-1
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.4-1
ii  libfwupd1                                    0.6.0-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.32.3-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.46.2-1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-12                        3.18.2-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.18.6-1
ii  liblimba0                                    0.5.4-1
ii  libpackagekit-glib2-18                       1.0.11-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.38.1-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.38.1-1
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0                        0.105-14
ii  libsoup2.4-1                                 2.52.2-1
ii  libsqlite3-0                                 3.9.2-1
ii  packagekit                                   1.0.11-1

gnome-software recommends no packages.

Versions of packages gnome-software suggests:
pn  fwupd  <none>
pn  limba  <none>

-- no debconf information

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