polkit-gnome-0.105

Introduction to Polkit GNOME

The Polkit GNOME package provides an Authentication Agent for Polkit that integrates well with the GNOME Desktop environment.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

Polkit GNOME Dependencies

Required

AccountsService-0.6.55, GTK+-3.24.30, and Polkit-0.119

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/polkit-gnome

Installation of Polkit GNOME

First, apply some fixes that allow for the proper user icon to be used, as well as some security fixes:

patch -Np1 -i ../polkit-gnome-0.105-consolidated_fixes-1.patch

Install Polkit GNOME by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Configuring Polkit GNOME

Automatic Startup

For the authentification framework to work, polkit-gnome-authentification-agent-1 needs to be started. However, make install did not install a startup file for the Polkit GNOME so you have to create it by yourself.

Issue the following commands as the root user to create a startup file for Polkit GNOME:

mkdir -p /etc/xdg/autostart &&
cat > /etc/xdg/autostart/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop << "EOF"
[Desktop Entry]
Name=PolicyKit Authentication Agent
Comment=PolicyKit Authentication Agent
Exec=/usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=
NoDisplay=true
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;XFCE;Unity;
AutostartCondition=GNOME3 unless-session gnome
EOF

Contents

Installed Program: polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: None

Short Descriptions

polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1

is the Polkit authentication agent

Last updated on Sun Aug 29 19:19:44 2021