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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: use flags consolekit and policykit
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 04:26:11 -0600
Theo Chatzimichos wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Andreas K. Huettel
> <dilfridge@g.o>  wrote:
>    
>> Dear all,
>>
>> at the last kde meeting we've been discussing the usefulness of the use flags
>> consolekit and policykit. I'm quoting from the summary:
>>
>>      
>>> scarabeus and dilfridge are in favour of dropping them, since it
>>> caused a lot of trouble debugging various user reports. reavertm
>>> prefers adding it to IUSE defaults. No consensus was succeeded,
>>> the topic will be continued in the gentoo-desktop mailing list.
>>>        
>> As an example, according to
>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=244444
>> policykit is _not_ a hard dependency of kde, but _required_ whenever you want
>> to "run as" or configure something in systemsettings as root.
>>
>> The three options available are
>> 1) removing the useflags, effectively "forcing them on". Easiest for us
>> maintainers,
>> 2) forcing them on with use.force in the profile, and trust that not so many
>> users figure out how to get around this :)
>> 3) making them "on by default"
>>
>> As a special gem, after switching one of the flags it may be necessary to
>> recompile larger parts of kde and / or restart kdm.
>>
>> Opinions?
>>      
> The depedencies are indeed really small, but the reason that some of
> us objected is that we want to follow upstream's decisions on what is
> optional and what is not. A similar issue that emerged recently is
> udisks and friends, which is also optional according to upstream and
> not needed for people that want KDElibs for only a few apps and not
> for the full DE. We'd like to have some user feedback on this before
> our final decision.
>
>    

Well, this user likes option 3.  It is on and ready to go but we could 
disable it if we didn't need/want it.  Maybe this is a good addition to 
the recently formed kde profile?

There's one vote.

Dale

:-)  :-)


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use flags consolekit and policykit
-- Andreas K. Huettel
Re: use flags consolekit and policykit
-- Theo Chatzimichos
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