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FS#67658 - [polkit] polkit doesn't detect groups of systemd-homed users

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Chandradeep Dey (chandradeepdey) - Friday, 21 August 2020, 15:52 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Friday, 21 August 2020, 23:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

Additional info:
* package version(s) - 0.117-1

Steps to reproduce:
Create a systemd-homed user with -G wheel.
Try to launch something that opens a polkit authentication agent.

Observation:
It asks for root password.

Correct behaviour:
Asking for user password, since the user is a member of wheel.

Workarounds:
gpasswd --add-ing the user to wheel
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Comment by Chandradeep Dey (chandradeepdey) - Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 11:57 GMT
Fix:
/etc/nsswitch.conf
5: group: files [SUCCESS=merge] systemd
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Friday, 28 August 2020, 22:08 GMT
[1] provides an example nsswitch.conf which merges the groups from files and systemd.

[1] https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/nss-systemd.html
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Wednesday, 02 September 2020, 13:08 GMT
Can this please be reassigned to the filesystem package which owns etc/nsswitch.conf.

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