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Associated release criterion
This test case is associated with the Fedora_37_Final_Release_Criteria#update-notification release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.


This test case tests whether a graphical desktop notifies the user of available package updates. When testing GNOME, please use the GNOME test case instead of this one.

How to test

  1. Clean boot the Fedora you wish to test: this could be a system installed from a particular snapshot, pre-release, or release, or a live image. It should be an image for which updates will be available (or you can downgrade a package after installation).
  2. Log into a graphical desktop.
  3. Wait and see whether the system checks for updates and notifies you of their availability. The time before the first notification appears varies, and can be up to an hour or more: you may want to leave the test system sitting for a while and do something else, or run some other tests while waiting for the notification.
Tip for shortening the waiting time to the updates notification on KDE
On the KDE desktop, you can run the following command to shorten the waiting time:
rm ~/.config/plasma-pk-updates
You should reboot or log out and back in. The notification should now appear within ten minutes, but it's best to give it a bit longer to be sure. Use the command pkmon to monitor what's going on in the background (e.g. downloading updates -- the notification is shown only after all updates have been downloaded).

Expected Results

  1. The desktop should notify you that updates are available and provide an obvious action to install them.