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Yum Extender has more updates than Gnome Software

asked 2017-01-10 11:14:33 -0500

Ptrlsn gravatar image


I'm running Fedora 25. I haven't run Linux for many years so many things are new to me

I've noticed that Yum Extender always seem to have many more updates available than Gnome Software. That includes updates to software that has not been installed through Yum Extender.

Sometimes Yum Extender has updates and Gnome Software does not.

Can someone explain this to me. I would have thought that they should find the same updates or at least that Gnome Software would find all updates for the system and software installed doing installation of Fedora, but it seems that Yum does a much better job at updating the system and program software.

Thanks Peter

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answered 2017-01-10 16:17:18 -0500

ceres2009 gravatar image

i think they are not using the same database and not using the same interval in checking updates.

dnf (yum) for instance does not download the complete (huge) list of packages from repositories each time. So there could be already new packages in the repository, which dnf/yum isn't loading (use dnf update --refresh to enforce package list updating.

Anyway i got the tip not to use two different package management methods and use only dnf ever since. see also:

dnf gnome different updates

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The repository used in Gnome Software for Fedora; is that Fedoras own repository?

If it is, then it seem that Fedora (RedHat) isn't doing a good job at keeping it up to date.


Ptrlsn gravatar imagePtrlsn ( 2017-01-11 06:48:16 -0500 )edit

as far as i understood it both are using the same repositories, but stores the information in different databases on the local computer. Also Gnome Software (packagekit) is used in lots of distros and has a more generic approach.

I agree with you, it should use fedoras package management database. but it's a packagekit issue.

ceres2009 gravatar imageceres2009 ( 2017-01-11 18:51:29 -0500 )edit

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