[CentOS] PackageKit via ssh

Athmane Madjoudj athmane at fedoraproject.org
Wed Jul 13 16:04:19 UTC 2011

On 07/13/2011 05:00 PM, Nicolas Thierry-Mieg wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use gnome PackageKit (gpk-application) on a centos 6
> x86_64 system.
> When I am sitting at the machine it works ok, but most of the time I am
> accessing that C6 system via ssh from my centos 5 desktop. In this
> scenario gpk-application starts ok, lists packages, resolves deps,
> etc... but then it doesn't pop up the box asking for the root password,
> and aborts with a message "Failed to obtain authentication".
> I know I can use yum, but occasionally I like using a GUI to browse
> through available packages.
> Is there any way to use PackageKit remotely via ssh?

pkcon is what you need

$ man pkcon

Athmane Madjoudj

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