Bug 1094135 - ABRT polkit policy is desktop centric, prevents server usage
Summary: ABRT polkit policy is desktop centric, prevents server usage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abrt
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: abrt
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: https://github.com/abrt/abrt/pull/815
Depends On:
Blocks: 1094121
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-05-05 06:47 UTC by Stef Walter
Modified: 2014-05-13 19:24 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: abrt-2.2.1-2.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-05-13 19:24:03 UTC

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Description Stef Walter 2014-05-05 06:47:11 UTC
Description of problem:

The ABRT polkit policy is completely desktop-centric and expects that the admin user is logged in an active local session (ie: a seat in logind parlance, with a monitor and keyboard).

This prevents use of ABRT when logged in via ssh (and using pkttyagent as your polkit agent) or via Cockpit.

The <allow_any> tag in polkit policy applies to non-local sessions. It should be set to something other than 'no' unless the action directly affects hardware of the login seat.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Every time.

Patch posted here:


Comment 1 Stef Walter 2014-05-05 06:47:30 UTC

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2014-05-07 14:42:51 UTC
abrt-2.2.1-2.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2014-05-08 10:16:45 UTC
Package abrt-2.2.1-2.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing abrt-2.2.1-2.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-05-13 19:24:03 UTC
abrt-2.2.1-2.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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