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5.89. gnome-packagekit

Updated gnome-packagekit packages that fix a bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The gnome-packagekit packages provide session applications for the PackageKit API.

Bug Fix

Previously, it was possible for the user to log out of the system or shut it down while the PackageKit update tool was running and writing to the RPM database (rpmdb). Consequently, rpmdb could become damaged and inconsistent due to the unexpected termination and cause various problems with subsequent operation of the rpm, yum, and PackageKit utilities. This update modifies PackageKit to not allow shutting down the system when a transaction writing to rpmdb is active, thus fixing this bug.
Users of gnome-packagekit are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.