On Monday 28 April 2014 15:44:05 stakanov(a)freenet.de wrote:
P.S. : I have the following security file settings in
my opensuse system:
secure. Now that implies that when I do run apper (just to notify me about
available fixes) the program asks me for the root password to refresh the
repos. But when I start a KDE session, apper will do so regardless, also
without root password. Is this desired or a bug? Because to some extend
this behaviour seems to me not consistent. Is apper escaping to PAM setting
in that particular moment? Anybody who is knowledgeable may brief me on
that. It does not appear a problem to me but I do not understand the reason
for the difference. Thank you.
Apper will not ask for the root password. Apper itself is nothing more than a
frontend for PackageKit. PackageKit is the one that refreshes the repos,
installs packages, etc. Apper just shows the information that PackageKit
So what happens is that your session will start apper under your own user.
Either through the settings for an automatic refresh or manual refresh, apper
will make a Dbus call to start PackageKit. Dbus will start PackageKit (running
as root !!) and PackageKit will then refresh the repositories.
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