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Martin Bretschneider 05-06-2012 02:56 PM

muon-updater/ PolicyKit: want to know password for updates
 
Hi,

if you get notifified by muon-updater in 12.04 (and at least in 11.10),
the user has to enter his password in order to install (security) updates.


I guess that the user should *not* be asked for updates. He should only
be asked if he wants to install or remove software. This is especially
usefull for unexperienced computer users.


There is the package policykit-desktop-privileges for this purpose that
has the following description:


-------------------------------------------------------------------
This package provides a set of PolicyKit privileges which allow
Administrators

to run common actions without being asked for their password:

* mounting and checking internal disk drives (through udisks)
* setting the CPU speed and policy (through the GNOME CPU frequency
applet)

* setting the time and timezone (through the GNOME clock applet or through
KDE)
* Adding/changing system-wide NetworkManager connections
* Update already installed software
* Configure printers
----------------------------------------------------------------------

You see, the second to last says it. But it does not work here. It seems
that the functionality of the package is in
/var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla
with the following part:


---------------------------
[Update already installed software]
Identity=unix-group:admin;unix-group:sudo
Action=org.debian.apt.upgrade-packages
ResultActive=yes
----------------------------------------

My main user is member of the the group "admin" and since a week also
"sudo".


But I am still asked for a password. Is this a kubuntu problem?

Do you know a solution. Is it a bug of the package
policykit-desktop-privileges, polkit-kde-1 or muon-updater?


TIA and kind regards from Martin

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Ingolf Steinbach 08-23-2012 09:54 PM

muon-updater/ PolicyKit: want to know password for updates
 
Hi Martin.

2012/5/6 Martin Bretschneider <mailing-lists-mmvi@bretschneidernet.de>:
> if you get notifified by muon-updater in 12.04 (and at least in 11.10), the
> user has to enter his password in order to install (security) updates.
>
> I guess that the user should *not* be asked for updates. He should only be
> asked if he wants to install or remove software. This is especially usefull
> for unexperienced computer users.

Did you receive any feedback on this? I'd also prefer to allow normal
users updating existing software (without admin privileges) as it was
for instance in 10.04LTS. At least this should be configurable.

Kind regards
Ingolf

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