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From: "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-desktop] use flags consolekit and policykit
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:18:19
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 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? Cheers, Andreas -- Andreas K. Huettel Gentoo Linux developer dilfridge@g.o


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Re: [gentoo-desktop] use flags consolekit and policykit Theo Chatzimichos <tampakrap@g.o>