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From fa6dd59c5eaabc8c7e540f2aa2ded6f785de0a13 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Adam Williamson <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:12:04 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] Set 'NEWEST' flag when resolving packages with PackageKit

When resolving package names via PackageKit, realmd does not set
the PK_FILTER_ENUM_NEWEST flag that asks PK to only give the
*newest available* package for each package name. So if there
are three different versions of the package available in three
repositories, realmd winds up producing an array containing the
package IDs for all three of those packages and calling
InstallPackages on all of them. I don't know if PK's behaviour
in this case is defined or predictable, but in practice in at
least one case it reliably results in one of the older package
versions being installed.

This does not seem desirable, we should always want to install
the newest available version. So let's set the NEWEST flag to
ensure this.

A possible consequence here is that, if a newer version of the
package is not installable but an older version is, we will now
fail where previously we did not. But even in that case I don't
know if we would *reliably* succeed before, and silently
installing an older version still doesn't necessarily seem like
the right thing to do.

Signed-off-by: Adam Williamson <>
 service/realm-packages.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/service/realm-packages.c b/service/realm-packages.c
index 5976439..0309c57 100644
--- a/service/realm-packages.c
+++ b/service/realm-packages.c
@@ -343,6 +343,7 @@ packages_resolve_async (GDBusConnection *connection,
                         gpointer user_data)
 	guint64 flags = 1 << 18 /* PK_FILTER_ENUM_ARCH */;
+	flags |= 1 << 16 /* PK_FILTER_ENUM_NEWEST */;
 	package_transaction_create ("Resolve", g_variant_new ("(t^as)", flags, package_names),
 	                            connection, cancellable, callback, user_data);