How do I suppress auth requests for PackageKit, just like in F12, or the NOPASSWD directive in sudo?

Matthias Clasen matthias.clasen at
Wed Jul 7 03:29:02 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 2:37 AM, Nicolas Monnet <nico at> wrote:

> $ rpm -ql polkit-desktop-policy
> /etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/60-desktop-policy.conf
> /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/10-desktop-policy.pkla
> Nothing in both of those files looks like it's being defined. I trust your
> evidently superior judgement that it is, but it doesn't look like it.

The groups are created in the %pre script:

$ rpm -q --scripts polkit-desktop-policy
preinstall scriptlet (using /bin/sh):
/usr/sbin/groupadd -r desktop_admin_r 2> /dev/null || :
/usr/sbin/groupadd -r desktop_user_r 2> /dev/null || :

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