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[technology-pmc] Fwd: [CQ 5195] New: policykit Version: 0.98 and up

Greetings PMC members. Linux Tools is asking for a "works with" declaration on policykit. I believe that it meets the criteria on the grounds that
 The Eclipse software does not require the third party software to be present.  If the third  
party software happens to be present, the Eclipse software may call or invoke it.    
Example: If a web browser is present, clicking on URL's in Eclipse will cause the user's  
configured web browser to open the URL

Your votes please.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [CQ 5195] New: policykit Version: 0.98 and up
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 18:57:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: emo-ip-team@xxxxxxxxxxx
To: wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx

           Summary: policykit Version: 0.98 and up
           Product: technology
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: new
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: nonepl, source, unmodified
          Severity: new
          Priority: P3
         Component: technology.linux-distros
        AssignedTo: emo-ip-team@xxxxxxxxxxx
        ReportedBy: genie@xxxxxxxxxxx
                CC: emo-ip-team@xxxxxxxxxxx, jjohnstn@xxxxxxxxxx

Committer:     Jeff Johnston jjohnstn@xxxxxxxxxx

Project:        technology.linux-distros

Name:           policykit
Version:        0.98 and up
Description:    This is a \"works-with\" request to use Policy Kit with the
Linux Tools OProfile plug-in.  Currently the OProfile plug-in uses
consolehelper to invoke the OProfile opcontrol binary which requires root
access.  Using consolehelper to indirectly reference opcontrol requests the
root password and then invokes the desired binary.  Unfortunately,
consolehelper is being phased out and its replacement is policyKit which is
currently available on all modern Linux systems where OProfile can be run.  The
change is to add two new scripts that add/remove a policy file (new) for the
opcontrol binary.  A root password is required to run the install script as was
the case to run the old install script for using consolehelper.  There is
currently a fall-back script to set-up use of sudo to invoke opcontrol and this
script will remain as-is.  The plug-in code requires no alteration and is not
dependent on which script is ultimately run by the end-user. The old
consolehelper install/uninstall scripts will be renamed but still available for
use.  The policyKit versions will become the recommended install/uninstall
scripts in the documentation.  If policyKit does not exist on the user\'s
system, the old consolehelper set-up script or the fall-back sudo script can
still be used.  Thus, the plug-in does not require policyKit to run.  All added
scripts will be EPL licensed.  PolicyKit itself is LGPL but the code does not
link to it.  The OProfile plug-in will invoke the opcontrol binary it finds
that is installed by which script the end-user runs.  In the policyKit case,
this is a script that uses pkexec to run /usr/bin/opcontrol.  pkexec is a
command installed by policyKit.

Cryptography:   No

License(s):     GNU Library General Public License (LGPL)

Project URL:
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