How to install software without root password (PolicyKit?)

James Antill james at
Mon Mar 8 20:25:34 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 20:51 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> Hi, Fedora 12 was planned to have installation of packages without
> users needing to enter root password.
> How do I enable this feature via PolicyKit?
> I read this article:
> but even after doing that it is still the same and "yum install
> package" asks for root password.

 The feature was added to PackageKit not yum ... so you need to use
pkcon, not yum.

James Antill - james at

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