I’ve always used CLI for package updates and system upgrades. However, there doesn’t seem to be a way to stage updates for reboot on CLI, AFAIK. But, GNOME Software does this and I want to use it.
However, GNOME Software is broken on my system. I use Xfce DE, but I assume that is not the problem. When I start Software, I get this error:
Sorry, something went wrong:
Could not activate remote peer.
Then, when I got to the Updates tab, I get an identical error, with the preface “unable to git list of updates”.
I hate PacakgeKit and have disabled parts of it in the past, like, uninstalled it completely. However, it appears to be installed, now. Also, I don’t see what is wrong with DBus; it seems to be running. I switched to DBus-broker, manually, with F29.
Thread 677 is similar, but there was not resolution; a bug was blamed and an update fixed it. That is not my problem. It gives me update notifications for flatpak software, but I cannot do any system updates.