Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 817426
lack of package name makes it impossible to make an informed decision about an untrusted package update
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:44:09 EST
Description of problem:
When packagekit warns "The software is not from a trusted source." It does not tell you which package it is talking about. During an update which includes multiple packages you can not tell if it is talking about a 3rd party rpm which you know is from an untrusted source, or a system rpm which has been tampered with. The user will just click 'ok' and thus security is reduced.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a 3rd party rpm repo
2. Wait 1 week (or untill an installed 3rd party rpm is updated)
3. Check for updates with package kit and observe information lacking in dialog
I want to see the name of the package which is untrusted on the screen with the button to allow it in the default view.
Screenshot attached. The package listed in the dialog is the one which has popped up the dialog - not the package that is untrusted. So how can one make an informed decision?
Created attachment 581112 [details]
screenshot showing 40+ packages to be installed, but not showing which is untrusted
This is driving me nuts today on Fedora 17. I'm not sure which package it's complaining about and I have no way to find out other than to use brute force, or use some other package tool.
I'm using gnome-packagekit-3.4.2-1.fc17.i686.
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