Add a possibility to reinstall and downgrade a package to PackageKit.
This would comprise of:
* Addition of ALLOW_DOWNGRADE and ALLOW_REINSTALL flags to
* Processing of these flags in install_files() and install_packages()
functions of backends that properly support it.
* Backends without proper support for reinstallation/downgrade would keep
their current behaviour ("error: already installed").
* Add action ids "org.freedesktop.packagekit.package-reinstall" and
org.freedesktop.packagekit.policy and handle them in pk-transaction.c.
I'll start working on a patch later this week.
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.