Bug 457701 - Can't install RPM packages from desktop
Can't install RPM packages from desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Robin Norwood
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-03 22:06 EDT by Alan Ott
Modified: 2008-08-05 08:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-08-05 08:54:51 EDT
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Description Alan Ott 2008-08-03 22:06:37 EDT
Description of problem:
When double-clicking an RPM package on the desktop, a message popup appears which says:

"Failed to Install
You don't have the necessary
privileges to install local packages"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 9

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Running as root, put an RPM on the desktop
2. Double click it
Actual results:
Error message described above appears.

Expected results:
I would expect the package to be installed.

Additional info:

I used the VirtualBox RPM for FC9 available from virtualbox.org:
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-08-04 09:46:51 EDT
moving to packagekit.

if you run polkit-gnome-authorization and explicitly give root the authorization to install packages does it work then?
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2008-08-05 08:54:51 EDT
Don't run your desktop as root. Please see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageKitFaq -- thanks.

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