Bug 81051 - [RFE] allow for package reinstallation and downgrade
Summary: [RFE] allow for package reinstallation and downgrade
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2014-07-08 13:56 UTC by Michal Minar
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:52 UTC (History)
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Description Michal Minar 2014-07-08 13:56:22 UTC
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.package-downgrade" to
    org.freedesktop.packagekit.policy and handle them in pk-transaction.c.

I'll start working on a patch later this week.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:52:24 UTC
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.

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