Description of problem:
Use of at_console="true" in the DBus policy file makes wicd hard to use on servers, where users are logged in via ssh, or via Cockpit, but not at a console.
at_console="true" is a real old relic, that was never really implemented everywhere. Modern services should be using polkit.
For example, NetworkManager moved away from it for the same reasons (want to be usable on servers): bug #979416
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
/etc/dbus-1/system.d/wicd.conf: <policy at_console="true">
What's the replacement for at_console="true"? I still see that in the NetworkManager dbus policy file.
NetworkManager killed at_console:
They also fixed other polkit policy issues that affected non-console users.
To sumararize, most DBus services shouldn't care if the caller is in a session owned by a console user or not. But for those who do care about consoles, they use the appropriate polkit <defaults><allow_active>... tags.
or man polkit
Thanks. Based on the current default D-Bus policy file for wicd, I'm curious if just removing the at_console block is sufficient. It seems redundant anyway based on the docs I just read, so removing should work, yes? Let's try a test build.
wicd-126.96.36.199-10.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
wicd-188.8.131.52-11.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
* 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 wicd-184.108.40.206-11.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
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(In reply to David Cantrell from comment #3)
> Thanks. Based on the current default D-Bus policy file for wicd, I'm
> curious if just removing the at_console block is sufficient. It seems
> redundant anyway based on the docs I just read, so removing should work,
> yes? Let's try a test build.
Yes, that seems right.
wicd-220.127.116.11-11.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.