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#1 2021-04-21 22:01:45

Rpisp
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policy kit

It seems no matter how long I'm on Linux, the question of how to set up policy kit never gets easier.

Typically I just completely ignore it and use sudo for my needs (nopasswd in sudoers)

Is it advisable to go about things this way, or should I be setting up policy kit?

Is policy kit even necessary?

Sorry for my ignorance but I have to ask

Any help would be appreciated thank you

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#2 2021-04-22 05:48:28

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: policy kit

For what purpose do you want to set up policy kit?

If you want to use pkexec to launch GUI applications with superuser privileges (which is a bad idea) then you can create some authorisation rules for the programs. See the files provided by synaptic & gparted for examples of this.

Rpisp wrote:

Is policy kit even necessary?

No.


antifa ftw!

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#3 2021-04-22 18:51:51

Rpisp
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Re: policy kit

While I have synaptic installed (for now, prefer apt) it did not create any policy pkla file?
In fact the folder is empty.

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#4 2021-04-22 19:37:01

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Re: policy kit

What folder? The file is at /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/com.ubuntu.pkexec.synaptic.policy


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