Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: Fabio Erculiani <lxnay@g.o>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-desktop] [RFC] virtual/polkit-agent virtual pkg
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:22:23
Message-Id: CAN3AtvpX0Gnk5BqfFQPcRB0Eb404+nzoRSBLEx5P28vL-BoJRQ@mail.gmail.com
We have actually 3 polkit agent implementations in Portage:

gnome-extra/polkit-gnome
lxde-base/lxpolkit
sys-auth/polkit-kde-agent

I guess a virtual is required.
Just a simple example, gnome-extra/nm-applet requires a polkit auth
agent (not present in RDEPEND atm -- bug!) in order to handle wifi
passwords, etc.
But the same applet can be used in both GNOME and LXDE, making
lxpolkit a better choice over polkit-gnome for the latter.

My proposal is to create a virtual pkg listing all the polkit auth
agent implementations and make pkgs depend on it.

-- 
Fabio Erculiani