Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 829884
Use polkit .rules files instead of .pkla files
Last modified: 2013-02-21 03:54:06 EST
With polkit version 0.106, .rules files are used instead of .pkla files, see
for more information. Therefore, please port the file
to use the new format. If you have any questions, I'm subscribed to this bug to help. Thanks.
Is there no backwards compatibility support for the existing .rules files in 0.106 ? I would have expected some overlap in support for both syntaxes for a couple of releases at least, to minimize the pain inflicted on both sysadmins & developers.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Is there no backwards compatibility support for the existing .rules files in
> 0.106 ? I would have expected some overlap in support for both syntaxes for
> a couple of releases at least, to minimize the pain inflicted on both
> sysadmins & developers.
There is no backwards compatibility, no. The easiest is to just ship both a .pkla and a .rules file. I guess distributors can choose to include only the relevant file in their RPM (e.g. on F18 and newer you'd include the .rules file, on F17 and earlier you'd include the pkla file).
A fix has been proposed upstream:
Author: Federico Simoncelli <email@example.com>
Date: Wed Sep 26 09:31:49 2012 -0400
Support for the new polkit rules
Signed-off-by: Federico Simoncelli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The new polkit rules file is used since vdsm-4.10.1-1.fc18.