fixed: Re: polkit does not start

karu.pruun karu.pruun at
Sat Jan 24 21:15:20 PST 2015

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Pierre Abbat
<phma at> wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 20:21:32 karu.pruun wrote:
>> I am using 64 bit machines in both cases. It's a puzzling situation
>> since the relevant ports all seem to be identical on both machines.
>> Tested with your com.mycompany.Test1 and got the same result.
>> Thanks for mentioning the dbus webpage, I'll try and see if I can get
>> more info how the dbus EXTERNAL authentication mechanism is supposed
>> to work: what the strings 30 (FreeBSD) vs 34323934393637323935
>> (DragonFly) stand for.
> 34323934393637323935 is obviously 4294967295 (2^32-1) in ASCII hex. What it
> means in the protocol, I don't know.

Turns out it was supposed to be a UID. In the end, the error was with
credentials passing in devel/glib20 that polkitd uses. The attached
patch fixes it:

- copy the patch to /usr/dports/devel/glib20/dragonfly/
- make install

All the problems listed above go away:

-upowerd crashes
-ConsoleKit can't make a session active
-X login is freezing a minute or two
-The session menu of xfce is freezing also for some time
-any logoff from xfve is freezing temporarilly and leaves some
applications opened.

I haven't tested xdm etc though.

I'll try to get it to dports on github.


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