Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 524830
Malformed subject string error in method polkit_subject_from_string
Last modified: 2009-11-23 14:29:12 EST
Created attachment 362071 [details]
Simple program for reproducing the bug
Description of problem:
Method "polkit_subject_to_string" returns string that "polkit_subject_from_string" doesn't understand to.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Compile and run the program from attachment.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Authorize some action with "keep" action
2. Run the program
Method "polkit_subject_from_string" returns this error: "Malformed subject string 'unix-process:12803:333196'"
It should return correct PolkitSubject.
Another strange this is that "g_type_init()" must be present in the code or program is segfaulting.
I can confirm the roundtrip error.
The need to call g_type_init () is not a bug though.
I can't find any mention of calling g_type_init() in the documentation, do I miss something? It is in the example but it can be easily missed. Shouldn't it be more emphasised somehow?
It is probably worth mentioning, but it is pretty well-known that this is necessary when using gobject-based libraries. Of course, if you are using GTK+, this is handled for your by gtk_init() anyway.
Created attachment 362547 [details]
Here is a patch that fixes the parsing of the starttime part of a process id string. Might be cleaner to just require the starttime to always be there, instead of parsing two different formats like my patch does.
Upstream at https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24197
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This has been fixed in 0.95