Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 502726
switch to using PolicyKit
Last modified: 2013-03-13 01:45:12 EDT
Description of problem:
usermode/consolehelper is deprecated since Fedora has a better framework now
called PolicyKit. Please switch to using that instead
Setting up consolehelper is well documented here and elsewhere:
Where is the equivalent for PolicyKit?
Upstream should be pointed to
Quoting from http://people.freedesktop.org/~david/polkit-0.91/docs/PolicyKit-1.8.html
"TODO: This manual page should contain a simple introduction to PolicyKit for a system administrator audience. Remains to be written."
I think I'm going to pass...
Rahul: Upstream doesn't seem to be interested in PolicyKit for now. I'm tending to close this WONTFIX or NOTABUG for now. We might revisit this in the future. It is my understanding that right now PolicyKit is pretty much Gnome-centric while the Bacula userbase is not. I'd like to prevent potential conflicts.
PolicyKit is a very generic API with both glib and qt bindings. Of course, since this is a console app, it might not be that useful to move over. I will let you make the decision.
Added 'FutureFeature' keyword to avoid rawhide base
Current Bacula (5.2.x) in Fedora 17 and rawhide do not use consolehelper anymore for bat.