[arch-dev-public] Proposal for a new virtual package: polkit-authentication-agent

Balló György ballogyor at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 18:43:53 EDT 2013


I would like to propose a new virtual package called

1. All package would provide 'polkit-authentication-agent' which
implement a graphical polkit authentication agent:
- cinnamon
- gnome-shell
- lxpolkit
- polkit-gnome
- polkit-kde

2. The 'polkit-authentication-agent' would be added as optional
dependency to 'polkit'. It should notify the user in the post-install
"If you are using a desktop environment, make sure that a graphical
authentication agent is installed and autostarted."

3. 'polkit-gnome' optional dependency would be replaced with 'polkit'
in all packages. It causes an indirect optional dependency on

- http://www.freedesktop.org/software/polkit/docs/latest/polkit.8.html#polkit-authentication-agents
- https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Polkit#Authentication_agents
- https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/36859

György Balló (City-busz)
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