Bug 1217583 - gparted should depend on PolicyKit-authentication-agent instead of polkit-gnome
Summary: gparted should depend on PolicyKit-authentication-agent instead of polkit-gnome
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gparted
Version: 22
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mukundan Ragavan
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2015-04-30 17:57 UTC by Vadim Raskhozhev
Modified: 2016-03-26 17:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: gparted-0.25.0-4.fc24
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-03-26 17:55:00 UTC

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Description Vadim Raskhozhev 2015-04-30 17:57:37 UTC
Description of problem:

After upgrading from f21 to f22 the system was nearly unbootable due to an error activating org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1. Further investigation revealed that polkit-gnome and lxpolkit (both are PolicyKit auth agents) does not work well together. System booted OK right after removal of polkit-gnome. The former one was brought by recent update of gparted. The latter has been my everyday polkit auth agent for a couple of years since I stopped using GNOME.

Furthermore, I downloaded gparted .src.rpm, replaced 'Requires: polkit-gnome' with 'Requires: PolicyKit-authentication-agent' (which AFAIK is provided by every polkit auth agent in stock Fedora repos),  built an rpm in copr repo (https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/dexpl/gparted/) and installed gparted from that repo, and everything seems working OK now — both my system and gparted (with lxpolkit).

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


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a Fedora 22 with any DE that does not depend on polkit-gnome. Check that `rpm -q --whatprovides PolicyKit-authentication-agent` does return something different from polkit-gnome, such as lxpolkit.
2. Install gparted. Check that `rpm -q --whatprovides PolicyKit-authentication-agent` now returns both polkit-gnome and lxpolkit.
3. Try to reboot. Warning: it will likely fail.

Comment 1 Mukundan Ragavan 2015-05-01 00:20:43 UTC
well, I run xfce and authentication in my case is provided by polkit-gnome.

But, the DEs provide policykit authentication agents anyway. So, this change is probably fine. However, before I change anything, I want to test this more ..

Thanks for the report. I will do the needful.

Comment 2 Vadim Raskhozhev 2015-10-03 12:52:58 UTC
Maybe I can help somehow?

Comment 3 Mukundan Ragavan 2015-10-03 23:53:22 UTC
Sorry! I kind of lost track of this bug completely. I will look into this.

Comment 4 Mukundan Ragavan 2015-10-28 23:51:55 UTC
Can you try this and see if it works?


Comment 5 Vadim Raskhozhev 2015-10-29 09:35:53 UTC
gparted-0.24.0-1.fc23.x86_64.rpm installs OK without requiring polkit-gnome, `sudo gparted` works as it should, but after launching gparted_polkit and inputting password it says

(gpartedbin:8602): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: 

and stops. If I manually stop lxpolkit, install and launch polkit-gnome and re-run gparted_polkit, the outcome is the same (i. e. password dialog and 'cannot open display').

Fedora 23, gparted-0.24.0-1.fc23.x86_64.rpm, lxpolkit-0.5.2-6.fc23.x86_64, 
gtk2-2.24.28-2.fc23.x86_64, polkit-gnome-0:0.105-9.fc23.x86_64

Comment 6 Mukundan Ragavan 2015-10-30 00:25:11 UTC
OK, I am able to reproduce this exactly as you describe. Let me try again ...

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2016-03-22 01:23:40 UTC
gparted-0.25.0-4.fc24 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 24. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-8df2fdc7ce

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2016-03-22 16:55:30 UTC
gparted-0.25.0-4.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-8df2fdc7ce

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2016-03-26 17:54:58 UTC
gparted-0.25.0-4.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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