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20th March 2010, 06:33 PM
I only ever use yum/ rpm at the CLI to manage packages, so can I safely remove the software which

a) Provides the GUI for package management; and
b) Keeps checking for updates all the time; usually when i am trying to do something else.

If so which packages should I remove?


20th March 2010, 06:37 PM
You can just disable it in System > Preferences > Startup Applications. If you really want to remove it, try "sudo yum erase PackageKit:". At the moment, that will erase gnome-color-manager along with a few other PackageKit related dependencies. Disabling it has certain advantages.


20th March 2010, 08:01 PM
This worked fine for me. yum and rpm at the CLI for me also.

BASH:~/-> sudo cat /var/log/yum.log | grep -i packagekit
Jan 01 18:34:00 Updated: gnome-packagekit-2.28.3-0.1.20091211git.fc12.i686
Mar 14 16:18:34 Erased: PackageKit
Mar 14 16:18:38 Erased: PackageKit-glib
Mar 14 16:18:39 Erased: PackageKit-gtk-module
Mar 14 16:18:40 Erased: PackageKit-yum
Mar 14 16:18:41 Erased: PackageKit-yum-plugin
Mar 14 16:18:42 Erased: PackageKit-device-rebind
Mar 14 16:18:45 Erased: gnome-packagekit
With the "extra" advantage of regaining some hdd space that can be used for things more meaningful to you. :)

21st March 2010, 03:01 PM
I did a # yum erase PackageKit and it got rid of over 10M of stuff!
And got rid of the annoying update checks to!

Cheers chaps.