On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 2:01 AM, Ray Kohler <ataraxia937(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> As it's been marked out-of-date for a while, and I'm interested in it,
> I've done the work to upgrade the polkit package to 0.107. I've tested
> this package locally. The main value of this upgrade (for me at least)
> is systemd integration, including proper systemd-style bus activation.
Unfortunately, enabling systemd support removes consolekit support,
screwing over everyone not running systemd.
> This now wants a dedicated user and group, by default 'polkitd'. I
> re-used 102, which was listed as 'policykit' in the UID/GID database.
> Hopefully it really was unused. The build depends on this user and group
> already being present (otherwise 'make install' fails to chown some
> directories, and polkitd fails to read them and dies).
Ah, that sucks.
Any suggestions on how to handle this when building in clean chroots?
> It now depends on 'js', which I added. Addition of one more 8 MB dep
> doesn't seem a problem.
> As we now have pambase, the shipped pam config, which just uses
> system-auth, is useful to us. I removed the old, locally written, pam
> Let me know if you'd rather I put this patch in the bugtracker.