Torvalds:requiring root password for mundane things is moronic

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Mar 2 21:46:45 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 18:45 +0100, Sergio Pascual wrote:
> Hi, regarding this problem (polkit asks you for the password of
> another user), I have filled this bug report
> I have hit this problem myself in several computers.

So if you follow the breadcrumbs on that you now wind up at:

which seems to suggest it ought to be fixed at least in F17. The commit
is after 3.2 went stable, so unless it was specifically backported to
the 3.2 branch, it's probably not fixed in F16.

So can people confirm that it's fixed if they test F17 Alpha? Matthias,
would this be considered too big a change to backport to 3.2?
Adam Williamson
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