PolicyKit + KDE

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Wed Sep 2 08:09:41 BST 2009

Em Quarta-feira 2. Setembro 2009, às 09.01.27, John Tapsell escreveu:
> 2009/9/2 Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org>:
> > Em Quarta-feira 2. Setembro 2009, às 02.09.15, Matthew Woehlke escreveu:
> >> That said, I guess I don't understand how PK works that this is even
> >> needed. If PK says "user may edit <certain things>", why does it matter
> >> if the user does that via package from packaged KDE, /bin/vi, or some
> >> cobbled-together C program they just compiled? Since you are talking
> >> about installing policy files I must guess that this is not how PK
> >> works?
> >
> > Please note that the problem isn't PolicyKit.
> But it is about PolicyKit - KSysGuard uses policykit to kill processes
> etc, and so has to install those files.

You forgot to add that it asks policykit to kill processes because ksysguard's 
process lister is being run under a different UID now.

Why doesn't the user front-end kill user processes?

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