[packagekit] PolicyKit dbus interfacing

Aidan Skinner aidan at skinner.me.uk
Wed Aug 6 15:05:10 PDT 2008

Right, I'm probably being a numpty, but I just cannot get my head around

Trying to update or install packages gets me 
"ERROR: org.freedesktop.PackageKit.Transaction.RefusedByPolicy:
org.freedesktop.packagekit.install auth_admin_keep_always"

Fair enough, so I try to auth with:

        policykit =
        if(policykit == None):
           print("Error: Could not get PolicyKit D-Bus Interface\n")
        granted =
policykit.ObtainAuthorization("org.freedesktop.packagekit.update-system", (dbus.UInt32)(tid), (dbus.UInt32)(os.getpid()))

which fails to find org.freedesktop.PolicyKit.AuthenticationAgent, even
though there are a couple of .service files
in /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ and the packagekit UI can find it... (I
also tried a few variations on that theme, but no joy)

halp plz?

- Aidan
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