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Old 03-10-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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Post PolicyKit rpm for RHEL 5.4


Hi,

I am looking for PolicyKit rpm for my RHEL 5.4 64 bit machine. I looked in most of the places but couldn't find one. Can somebody point me to this? Even the source rpm would be fine.

Thanks,
Sumanth
 
Old 03-10-2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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I didn't see it either.

To get the source there isn't always an rpm but usually is a bundle.

I found those at http://cgit.freedesktop.org/PolicyKit/refs/
If you go there you can download the bundle then extract it. Typically it would include a README telling you how to use it which normally goes something like:
configure
make all
make install
But can vary so it is important you look at the README.

I've never used PolicyKit myself and am not sure I'd want to on a commercial distribution like RHEL5.4.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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I think PolicyKit is to encompassing and too much intrusive and connected to systems core that you can just install it on RHEL 5. But you can ask Red Hat since you paid them for support.

If it comes, then if will come in RHEL 6 due somewhere until the end of the year.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 03:03 AM   #4
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Why not ask Redhat ? That's what you pay them for : support.

PolicyKit is a new thing, starting with Fedora 8.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeaturePolicyKit
( # yum install polkit )

The Fedora 6 based RHEL 5.x has no PolicyKit / polkit available.

Installing PolicyKit from source will change fundamental system files :
I'd say, it will change RHEL 5 to be a non RHEL.
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If they have it in Fedora it may be in the EPEL provided for RHEL by the Fedora project. You might want to check that out.

But as prior poster and I have both said using it on RHEL5 might not be a good idea.
 
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If they have it in Fedora it may be in
the EPEL provided for RHEL by the Fedora
No, I did check that against my listings from # yum list all

I once compiled a PolicyKit SRC.RPM for CentOS 5,
as a dependency for something. But it will change
some system files, so I ended up with not installing
it, I think.
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