Recommended update for PackageKit

Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2020:1961-1
Rating: moderate
Affected Products:
  • Desktop Applications Module 15-SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 Business Critical Linux 15-SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 SP2
  • SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1
  • SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1
  • SUSE Manager Server 4.1

An update that has one fix can now be installed.


This update for PackageKit fixes the following issue:

  • pkcon: exit with return value 5 if no packages needed be installed. (bsc#1170562) In case a user asks to install an already installed package the new return value 5 message is "Nothing useful was done" instead of return value 7 message "The transaction failed, see the detailed error for more information."

Special Instructions and Notes:

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • Desktop Applications Module 15-SP2
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Desktop-Applications-15-SP2-2020-1961=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 SP2
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Product-WE-15-SP2-2020-1961=1

Package List:

  • Desktop Applications Module 15-SP2 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64)
    • PackageKit-devel-debuginfo-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • libpackagekit-glib2-18-debuginfo-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-devel-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-backend-zypp-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • libpackagekit-glib2-devel-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-debugsource-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-debuginfo-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-backend-zypp-debuginfo-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • libpackagekit-glib2-18-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • typelib-1_0-PackageKitGlib-1_0-1.1.13-4.3.1
  • Desktop Applications Module 15-SP2 (noarch)
    • PackageKit-lang-1.1.13-4.3.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 15 SP2 (x86_64)
    • PackageKit-gtk3-module-debuginfo-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin-debuginfo-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-gtk3-module-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-debugsource-1.1.13-4.3.1
    • PackageKit-debuginfo-1.1.13-4.3.1