policykit-desktop-privileges 0.20 source package in Ubuntu


policykit-desktop-privileges (0.20) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Copy the gnome-control-center hostnamed/localed actions, that's a more
    logical place to have those and avoid depending on GNOME components from
    other desktops environments (lp: #1512435)

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden>  Mon, 02 Nov 2015 19:34:05 +0100

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Disco release on 2018-10-30 main admin
Cosmic release on 2018-05-01 main admin
Bionic release on 2017-10-24 main admin
Artful release on 2017-04-20 main admin
Xenial release on 2015-11-06 main admin


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policykit-desktop-privileges: run common desktop actions without password

 This package provides a set of PolicyKit privileges which allow Administrators
 to run common actions without being asked for their password:
  * mounting and checking internal disk drives (through udisks)
  * setting the CPU speed and policy (through the GNOME CPU frequency applet)
  * setting the time and timezone (through the GNOME clock applet or through
  * Adding/changing system-wide NetworkManager connections
  * Update already installed software
  * Configure printers
 It does not change privileges for non-Administrators (users who are not in the
 "admin" or "sudo" group). So this satisfies the typical desktop/laptop use
 case where the user has full control over the hardware anyway.
 This is implemented by shipping a pklocalauthority(8) file.