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Re: f10: kpackagekit; authentication failed



On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 7:58 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> g wrote:
>> when i select 'update' again, i get a notice of 'authentication failed'.
>
> Are you trying to use it as root? PolicyKit chokes on that:
Yes Kevin, I was running it as root.

Thanks,
Anoop
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=447266
> and as PolicyKit is what handles authentication in PackageKit (and thus also
> KPackageKit), this also affects KPackageKit.
>
> Try using KPackageKit as a non-root user. I could also provide you with a
> patched PolicyKit which works as root if you absolutely need to run
> KPackageKit as root.
>
>        Kevin Kofler
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