Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 699233
PolicyKit authentication does not work in F15 with classic gnome+compiz session
Last modified: 2012-08-07 12:47:02 EDT
Description of problem:
Authentication constantly fails with Failed to obtain authentication.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login using the classic gnome + compiz session
2. Try performing any action that requires polkit authentication
Always fails with "Failed to obtain authentication", password prompt is never shown.
dmesg does not contain any usefull info, i.e. just
Apr 24 14:33:09 PC4 dbus: [system] Activating service name='org.freedesktop.PackageKit' argv0='/lib64/dbus-1/dbus-daemon-launch-helper'
Apr 24 14:33:09 PC4 dbus: [system] Service 'org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1' is already active
Apr 24 14:33:09 PC4 dbus: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.PackageKit
I located the problem as being that the authentication agent is never started.
On a F14 installation:
locate autostart | grep pol
On a F15 installation:
locate autostart | grep pol
polkit-gnome provides the /etc/xdg/autostart/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop file in F14 but not in F15.
You need to include an autostart file for polkit-gnome-authentication-agent in your compiz-gnome session. The autostart file shipped with gnome-session only starts the agent in the gnome fallback session.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
This is also an issue with GNOME+Openbox on Fedora 15. I'm surprised it hasn't been fixed yet because it seems to stop any browser-based package installation from working.
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