systemsettings and KCModule loadable as root

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at
Thu Sep 25 10:03:35 BST 2008

On Friday 19 of September 2008, Alessandro Diaferia wrote:
> Hello core-devs
> I was hacking a bit on systemsettings to see what's needed to restore the
> admin. button. While i was able to re-enable the root-only property
> checking i can't figure out how to load a module as root. Is this a lack in
> the API or is it my fault?
> Somebody told me about a policy kit. I'd like to know more about this and
> how to load a module as root.

 As far as I know there is not supposed to be any loading as root, modules 
should run as the user and use helpers if they need priviledges.

Lubos Lunak
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