Fri 20 November 2009

Fedora : PackageKit change

Posted by ankur in Tech (123 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Not a lot of people seem aware of this. This is from the announce list. Please help spread the word.

The Fedora 12 release contained changes in the default PackageKit

behavior that allow installation of packages by users in cases where:

  • the user is logged in on the local console, and
  • is installing packages signed with a previously trusted key, and
  • is using a previously configured and trusted repository

After more discussion and thought, though, the package maintainers

have posted to the fedora-devel-list mailing list agreeing to provide

an update to Fedora 12's PackageKit.  The update will require local

console users to enter the root password to install new software
packages.  Details on the changes are found here:


Paul W. Frields