Bug 1651300 - systemctl edit doesn't use polkit
Summary: systemctl edit doesn't use polkit
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: systemd
Version: 8.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-11-19 16:15 UTC by Ray Strode [halfline]
Modified: 2019-05-22 04:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-02-21 10:11:40 UTC
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Description Ray Strode [halfline] 2018-11-19 16:15:24 UTC
Right now, I don't need to use sudo when interacting with systemctl for almost any operation.

The big exception is systemctl edit.

Ideally it would hook into polkit in the same way all the other systemctl commands do.

Comment 1 Jan Synacek 2018-11-20 06:10:17 UTC
To be honest, 'systemctl edit' shouldn't even be a thing. It's already way too complicated for what it's supposed to do and adding polkit support would make things even worse. I'll leave this bug open for now in case others have a different opinion.

Comment 2 Michal Sekletar 2018-11-26 08:36:46 UTC
This is already reported upstream. IMHO, the chances this will get fixed soon(-ish) are pretty slim.


Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2018-11-26 12:46:02 UTC
feel free to close UPSTREAM if thats more convenient and you dont see this getting fixed rhel 8 timeframe

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