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Re: Pkgsrc unusable on lots of platforms now

On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 04:42:45PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 02:14:26PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
>  > So, PKG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS += -pulseaudio got me a lot further. I also
>  > had to add -introspection (which never realy works for me and made
>  > the build fail due to libgthread calling an undefined weak symbold
>  > __deregister_frame_info).
>  > 
>  > But there are other spurious uses of polkit, like in xfce4-session.
>  > Just commenting that out there made it build (but I have not yet tested
>  > it). Can we add a global "policykit" option?
> polkit is trash, by all means burn it out :-/
> but note that polkit != policykit

Wikipedia's Polkit article starts with

"Polkit (formerly PolicyKit) is ..." and later "Since version
0.105,[2] the name of the project was changed from PolicyKit to polkit
to emphasize that the system component was rewritten[3] and that the
API was changed, breaking backward compatibility" though the last part
is marked as dubious.

So it sounds like polkit is the successor to policykit.

It seems to be used for sudo-in-GUI, what other tool(kit) should be
used for that in your opinion?

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