Updated PackageKit packages that fix four 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.
If a user attempted to install or update packages that were either unsigned, or signed with a GPG key that was not installed and not available for installation, PackageKit kept reporting that the packages are from an untrusted source and repeatedly prompted the user for confirmation. This update corrects this behavior and ensures that up-to-date interfaces are used to specify that untrusted packages are to be installed.
If the pkcon console client is executed with the "--noninteractive" command line option, it is not supposed to prompt the user for any confirmation. Previously, running pkcon with this option did not prevent it from requiring confirmation in certain situations, such as if a package signing key had to be imported or additional dependent packages needed to be removed during package removal. With this update, the pkcon utility no longer requires confirmation in these situations and proceeds as if the user answered "yes" on the command line.
- BZ#684861, BZ#700448
Prior to this update, the PackageKit-yum and PackageKit-yum-plugin subpackages did not specify pygobject2 and dbus-python as their dependencies. Consequently, if these packages were not present on the system, certain tools such as the pkcon console client or the refresh-packagekit plug-in for YUM did not work properly. This update adapts the PackageKit-yum and PackageKit-yum-plugin subpackages to require pygobject2 and dbus-python respectively. As a result, the tools that are installed with either of these subpackages no longer fail to work properly due to missing dependencies.
All users of PackageKit are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.