The ConsoleKit package is a framework for keeping track of the various users, sessions, and seats present on a system. It provides a mechanism for software to react to changes of any of these items or of any of the metadata associated with them.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.
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If you intend NOT to install polkit, you will need to manually edit the ConsoleKit.conf file to lock down the service. Failure to do so may be a huge SECURITY HOLE.
Install ConsoleKit by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --sysconfdir=/etc \ --localstatedir=/var \ --enable-udev-acl \ --enable-pam-module \ --libexecdir=/usr/lib/ConsoleKit && make
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the
--enable-udev-acl: This switch enables
building of the udev-acl tool, which is used to
allow normal users to access device nodes normally only accessible
--enable-pam-module: This switch
enables building of the ConsoleKit
PAM module which is needed for
ConsoleKit to work correctly with
PAM. Remove if Linux PAM is NOT installed.
--enable-docbook-docs: Use this switch
if xmlto is installed and you wish
to build the API documentation.
If you use Linux PAM you need to
configure Linux PAM to activate
ConsoleKit upon user login. This
can be achieved by editing the
/etc/pam.d/system-session file as the
cat >> /etc/pam.d/system-session << "EOF" # Begin ConsoleKit addition session optional pam_loginuid.so session optional pam_ck_connector.so nox11 # End ConsoleKit addition EOF
You will also need a helper script that creates a file in
/var/run/console named as the
currently logged in user and that contains the D-Bus address of the session. You can create
the script by running the following commands as the
cat > /usr/lib/ConsoleKit/run-session.d/pam-foreground-compat.ck << "EOF" #!/bin/sh TAGDIR=/var/run/console [ -n "$CK_SESSION_USER_UID" ] || exit 1 [ "$CK_SESSION_IS_LOCAL" = "true" ] || exit 0 TAGFILE="$TAGDIR/`getent passwd $CK_SESSION_USER_UID | cut -f 1 -d:`" if [ "$1" = "session_added" ]; then mkdir -p "$TAGDIR" echo "$CK_SESSION_ID" >> "$TAGFILE" fi if [ "$1" = "session_removed" ] && [ -e "$TAGFILE" ]; then sed -i "\%^$CK_SESSION_ID\$%d" "$TAGFILE" [ -s "$TAGFILE" ] || rm -f "$TAGFILE" fi EOF chmod -v 755 /usr/lib/ConsoleKit/run-session.d/pam-foreground-compat.ck
See /usr/share/doc/ConsoleKit/spec/ConsoleKit.html for more configuration.
Last updated on 2013-08-22 15:40:33 -0700