Fixing an unresponsive gnome-software on Fedora

A short note on fixing an unresponsive GNOME Softwate application.

If you found yourself in a situation when the Software application ends up in endless loading state, the following might fix it for you:

$ sudo killall gnome-software
$ sudo systemctl stop packagekit.service
$ sudo systemctl stop packagekit-offline-update.service
$ sudo rm -rf /var/cache/PackageKit/*
$ sudo systemctl start packagekit.service
$ sudo systemctl start packagekit-offline-update.service
$ pkcon -v update

The above helped me to recovered from a bad Fedora 35 to 37 upgrade.


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