fixed: Re: polkit does not start

karu.pruun karu.pruun at
Sun Jan 25 01:20:51 PST 2015

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 9:01 AM, John Marino wrote:
> On 1/25/2015 09:58, karu.pruun wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 8:36 AM, John Marino wrote:
>>> On 1/25/2015 06:15, karu.pruun wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> Nice, can you start at
>>> and see if that's really the same issue?  It's one of our oldest
>>> unresolved issues.
>> Sure, can you tell me what is the port it belongs to? Or is it the
>> /usr/local/libexec/upowerd of
>> sysutils/upower
>> that you mean? It used to core dump but now (or at least so far) it's
>> running fine with the mate desktop I'm using.
>> I don't have a kde4 desktop on this machine but will get it next week
>> so I can see if it's working with kde4 as well (or if someone has it
>> and can test).
> It's a generic issue.
> I think you misunderstood.  I just wanted to know if the issue seen
> there is probably the same one you think you solved.  If it is, you'd
> leave your patch on that issue instead of creating a new one.
> the basic issue is that upowerd coredumps due to a misconfigured polkit
> and I never could figure out how to make it happy.

I see. I have to test on the kde4 desktop and see what happens.

I was going to ask how to submit patches to DPorts on github: there
seems no way to attach a file to an issue.

Also, I'll try to submit the patch to the glib maintainers.



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