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Re: mozjs78 is required by polkit and forces clang/llvm

Am Fri, 21 May 2021 10:09:13 +0200
schrieb Martin Husemann <>: 


I cannot confirm that with current CVS at least.

$ grep DEFAULT_OPT /data/pkg/etc/mk.conf 
pkgsrc/x11/xfce4-session$ bmake show-buildlink3|grep polkit
$ grep DEFAULT_OPT /data/pkg/etc/mk.conf 
pkgsrc/x11/xfce4-session$ bmake show-buildlink3|grep polkit

And besides that … yes … I just now realize the situation with polkit
and mozjs. I stayed clear of any *kit in my custom Linux installs, and
even of sudo in our big HPC system. Using a JavaScript engine for a
security framework at the bottom of the stack is ridiculous. I did not
even imaging.

For what it's worth, the Ubunut 20.04 desktop has this:

libpolkit-agent-1-0/focal,now 0.105-26ubuntu1 amd64 [instalado]
  PolicyKit Authentication Agent API


They thought long before actually moving to a polkit version that needs
JS … 

What about adopting that one? Duktape seems like a more reasonable
choice as JS parser, if you accept the premie of JS as a configuration

I must admit that I will continue to stay clear of this whole mess as
good as I can. Mind-boggling.

Alrighty then,


Dr. Thomas Orgis
HPC @ Universität Hamburg

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