8.4. PackageKit

Updated PackageKit packages that fix several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
PackageKit is a D-Bus abstraction layer that allows the session user to manage packages in a secure way using a cross-distribution, cross-architecture API.

Bug Fixes

BZ#743399
Due to a regression, some systems reported the following entry in the Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) even though no applications were being tested at the time and the systems were idle:
"Process /usr/sbin/packagekitd was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)"
A patch has been provided to fix this bug, and ABRT no longer produces such error messages.
BZ#811097
When running the "pkcon install" command, the pkcon utility failed to provide a prompt for the user requiring more information. Instead, the pkcon utility terminated unexpectedly and returned the following error:
"Fatal error: user declined simulation"
An upstream patch has been provided to fix this bug. As a result, pkcon prompts the user with "Proceed with changes? [N/y]" to get an input, and completes successfully.
BZ#874270
Due to a series of processes all aborting and nsswitch malfunctioning, starting the KVM host or guest displayed error messages on ABRT. The bug has been fixed, and KVM no longer returns error messages.
Users of PackageKit are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.