Today, GNOME Software showed a software update notification. I ran
pkcon update, but there were no updates in PackageKit.
I thought that meant it was an update to a Flatpak app. So I opened GNOME Software, but it did not show any updates. Even after clicking the refresh button.
However there are flatpak updates:
$ flatpak update Looking for updates... Installing in system: org.kde.KStyle.Adwaita/x86_64/5.11 flathub e57166147180 org.kde.Platform.Locale/x86_64/5.11 flathub f088e9aca35b org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel/x86_64/1.6 flathub 82006efc71d3 org.freedesktop.Platform.ffmpeg/x86_64/1.6 flathub d757f762489e org.kde.KStyle.Adwaita/x86_64/5.9 flathub 41f06d286c71 org.kde.Platform.Locale/x86_64/5.9 flathub 419358ad4f0a Updating in system: io.github.wereturtle.ghostwriter/x86_64/stable flathub 554be79e1d31 Is this ok [y/n]: n
Why would GNOME Software not show these updates?
All the Flatpak apps were installed using Gnome Software, not directly with
I don't know if I have ever installed an update to Flatpak app. I only tried using them recently. (I.e. from my point of view this isn't a regression; it might never have worked).
$ rpm -q gnome-software flatpak gnome-software-3.28.2-1.fc28.x86_64 flatpak-1.0.0-2.fc28.x86_64 $ head -n2 /usr/lib/os-release NAME=Fedora VERSION="28 (Workstation Edition)"