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Old 08-23-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
Galaxy_Stranger
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Fedora 19 and Yumex - and polkit-kde


Yumex runs fine if I force root at the command-line:
Code:
yumex --root
Yumex sits and stares at me if I log in as me. I am not prompted for a password. The only feedback it gives is:
Quote:
Authentication is required for Yum Extender to handle packages on the system
...and it just sits there. I presume it has something to do with polkit. I have polkit-kde installed as I am using KDE, but I can't find any information on configuring polkit.

What do I need to do next?

TIA.

-=[EDIT]=-
This might be related: when I opened Dolphin to access a slave drive that I haven't mounted to the system, I get, "An error occurred while accessing '3tb', the system responded: An unspecified error has occurred: Not authorized to perform operation." I was able to do this through Dolphin a couple days ago. I have since updated the system.

Last edited by Galaxy_Stranger; 08-23-2013 at 07:44 PM.
 
Old 08-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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How did you invoke yumex when you were logged in as you?

Here's what I get from yumex in a terminal window:
Code:
$ yumex
09:25:52 : INFO - Using config file : /home/Peter/.config/yumex/yumex.conf
09:25:52 : INFO - Using config file : /home/Peter/.config/yumex/yumex.conf
09:25:53 : DEBUG - network interface p10p1 (r8169) is connected
09:25:53 : INFO - Connected to an network
09:25:54 : DEBUG - network interface p10p1 (r8169) is connected
09:25:54 : INFO - Starting yum child process
09:25:54 : INFO - Running backend launcher with sudo
09:25:55 : INFO - YUM: Yum Version : 3.4.3
09:25:55 : INFO - YUM: Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, fastestmirror, langpacks, remove-with-
09:25:55 : INFO - Setting Yum Option gpgcheck = False
09:25:56 : INFO - Setting Yum Option skip_broken = True
09:25:56 : INFO - Setting Yum Option clean_requirements_on_remove = True
09:25:57 : INFO - Getting available updates
09:25:58 : INFO - YUM: Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
09:25:58 : INFO - YUM:  * rawhide: mirror.pnl.gov
09:25:58 : INFO - YUM:  * rawhide-debuginfo: mirror.pnl.gov
09:25:58 : INFO - YUM:  * rawhide-source: mirror.pnl.gov
09:25:58 : INFO - YUM:  * rpmfusion-free-rawhide: mirror.web-ster.com
09:25:58 : INFO - YUM:  * rpmfusion-free-rawhide-debuginfo: mirror.web-ster.com
09:25:58 : INFO - YUM:  * rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide: mirror.web-ster.com
09:25:58 : INFO - YUM:  * rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide-debuginfo: mirror.web-ster.com
09:25:59 : INFO - 1 packages returned
09:25:59 : INFO - Getting available obsoletes
09:26:00 : INFO - 0 packages returned
09:26:00 : INFO - Adding Packages to view
09:26:00 : INFO - Added 1 Packages to view
09:26:26 : INFO - Closing rpm db and releasing yum lock
09:26:26 : INFO - yum backend process is ended
09:26:26 : INFO - exitcode from backend : 0
With this configuration file:
Code:
$ cat .config/yumex/yumex.conf 
[yumex]
autorefresh = 1
recentdays = 14
proxy =
exclude =
debug = 0
color_install = darkgreen
color_update = red
color_normal = black
color_obsolete = blue
plugins = 1
yumdebuglevel = 2
win_height = 873
win_width = 1431
use_sortable_view = 1
use_sudo = 1
win_sep = 279
no_gpg_check = 1
skip_broken = 1
remove_requirements = 1
The non-standard settings (in colour) are
use_sudo to start the yum backend using sudo, which requires that the user not be prompted for a password when using sudo. (This is not a normal setting, nor is it recommended unless you really check you system integrity daily.)
The two options in red are because this is a from my Rawhide installation, and weird things often appear in the rawhide repositories.
 
  


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