On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 13:07, Daniel Drake <dsd(a)laptop.org> wrote:
2009/10/23 Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff(a)gmail.com>:
> Working on the OLPC XS rebase to F11 -- I end up with random bits of
> gnome and kde, brought in by PolicyKit, which wants a
> Yum only seems to know of KDE and Gnome authentication-agents.
> How does PK handle users logging in in a VT? What is the
> authentication agent there?
The authentication agent is used only when a specific application
requests an operation which the local authority has marked as
requiring authorization. It is not used when logging in. I don't know
of any command line applications that make policykit requests, and I
don't know of any commandline authentication agents.
pkcon is a command line tool to install/update/remove packages with
PackageKit. It uses PolicyKit, and thus might use some authentication
No idea how it does that though.
Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)