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Old 09-24-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
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Fedora 9 PackageKit Error driving me insane


I've got a brand new install of fedora 9 and every time I boot up I get a box on the screen saying:
PackageKit Error
Update applet is running as a privileged user
Running graphical applications as a privileged user should be avoided for security reasons.
Packagekit applications are security sensitive and therefore this application will now close.

this is driving me nuts. I can't install anything. I've done the google but there's hardly anything about this. There must be a way to override this or switch it off. I don't want to log in as a normal user. I log in as root, always. There must be a solution to this but I don't know what it is. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Update applet is running as a privileged user

I'm not really sure about this.
but I'd try:

#yum remove yum-packagekit
#yum install yumex

and my problem was gone..
 
Old 09-24-2008, 06:38 PM   #3
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thanks for your response. In desperation I formatted the hard drive and re-installed Fedora 9, but this time I didn't allow any updates to install and I didn't have the problem. So it's something in the updates that is causing this PackageKit Error.
If I get the problem again I'll try what you said.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 06:24 AM   #4
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bachtiariano I did the updates again and sure enough that nag box came back, blocking access to packagekit so I removed it like you said and installed yumex. With yumex I can now install things again so thanks for your help.
 
Old 11-29-2008, 11:59 AM   #5
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Question another problem with packagekit

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bachtiariano I did the updates again and sure enough that nag box came back, blocking access to packagekit so I removed it like you said and installed yumex. With yumex I can now install things again so thanks for your help.
when i want to install outside rpms the packagekit comes with a security message stating the danger of unsigned installations but leaves no option to still install but only close it.!!!
 
Old 11-29-2008, 02:11 PM   #6
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Have you tried just running yum from the command line? It works a lot faster than packagekit.
 
  


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