PolicyKit + KDE

John Tapsell johnflux at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 08:45:14 BST 2009

2009/9/3 Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at kde.org>:
> On September 2, 2009, John Tapsell wrote:
>> running "kdesu kill PID".  The PolicyKit 'problem' sorta takes
>> ksysguard back a step, in that before ksysguard could reliably kill a
>> root process but now it can't without someone manually copying policy
>> files around.
> and takes it a step forward by letting the system (or sys admin) let certain
> users do so without having access to root or access to other root privileges.

Sure, it adds functionality, but it also takes away functionality in
that if KDE is installed in some network mapped /opt  drive, say, then
ksysguard cannot kill root own processes.


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