FS#16938 - Two similar packages installed for policykit - Some policies not taken into accountby gnome

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Mathieu Clabaut (mathieu.clabaut) - Saturday, 31 October 2009, 14:55 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Saturday, 31 October 2009, 15:15 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Two similar packages installed for policykit, with different naming schemes.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* polkit 0.94-1
* polkit-gnome 0.94-1
* policykit 0.9-9
* policykit-gnome 0.9.2-4

Steps to reproduce:
After update, I've got two similar packages on my computer:

- polkit, which is needed by the following packages :
:: consolekit: requiert polkit>=0.94
:: devicekit-disks: requiert polkit>=0.94
:: devicekit-power: requiert polkit>=0.94
:: gconf: requiert polkit>=0.94
:: polkit-gnome: requiert polkit>=0.94
:: system-tools-backends: requiert polkit>=0.94

-policykit, which is needed by the following packages :
:: hal: requiert policykit>=0.9-6
:: polkit-qt: requiert policykit
:: pulseaudio: requiert policykit

As noted on the forum (http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=644090#p644090), they do not reference the same policy rules.
(As such, I'm unable to set policies for switching off the computer when multiple users are connected, with the gnome policykit interface)

My guess is that policykit is due to be removed and replaced by polkit. But in the meanwhile the system-wide privileges are very difficult to manage !

Can someone tell me more about those packages ?
What shall I do to have a functional privilege management ?
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Saturday, 31 October 2009, 15:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  policykit is deprecated, but can't be removed yet because of KDE and K3b.