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Bug 817426 - lack of package name makes it impossible to make an informed decision about an untrusted package update
Summary: lack of package name makes it impossible to make an informed decision about a...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit
Version: 16
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-30 00:45 UTC by Anthony Symons
Modified: 2013-02-13 14:44 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-02-13 14:44:06 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
screenshot showing 40+ packages to be installed, but not showing which is untrusted (192.96 KB, image/jpeg)
2012-04-30 00:46 UTC, Anthony Symons
no flags Details

Description Anthony Symons 2012-04-30 00:45:25 UTC
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):


How reproducible:


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
Actual results:

Expected results:
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.

Additional info:
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?

Comment 1 Anthony Symons 2012-04-30 00:46:52 UTC
Created attachment 581112 [details]
screenshot showing 40+ packages to be installed, but not showing which is untrusted

Comment 2 Garrett Mitchener 2012-07-17 17:31:13 UTC
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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