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KDE Partition Manager - do we need to add this to our packaging? or is this a KDE bug

Valorie Zimmerman
Yesterday (or so) in #kubuntu:

[01:15] <ubottu> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use e.g. "pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit /etc/environment"

[01:19] <pragomer> diogenes_: kde's partitionmanager gets no root privileges when I enter the kdesu password; thats my problem and a know bug as it seems

[01:21] <OerHeks> you stated you see no disks after password..
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[01:24] <diogenes_> pragomer, as suggested: pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY <app name> /etc/environment

[01:42] <pragomer> diogenes_: it worked. after i executed pkexec the app now works also as normal. thank you all very much. awesome community. very kind

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Re: KDE Partition Manager - do we need to add this to our packaging? or is this a KDE bug

Walter Lapchynski
Including lubuntu-devel because they're shipping it, too.

That said, I've done no extensive testing of this application across various versions but I do know I had it open and it was working correctly in Eoan just the other day. Does this affect a particular version?

I have noticed that the transition to using `pkexec` has been a little rocky, so perhaps in an older version it was an issue?


On August 10, 2019 5:13:13 PM PDT, Valorie Zimmerman <[hidden email]> wrote:

>Yesterday (or so) in #kubuntu:
>
>[01:15] <ubottu> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized
>user
>to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical
>application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use
>e.g.
>"pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit
>/etc/environment"
>
>[01:19] <pragomer> diogenes_: kde's partitionmanager gets no root
>privileges when I enter the kdesu password; thats my problem and a know
>bug
>as it seems
>
>[01:21] <OerHeks> you stated you see no disks after password..
>[01:24] --> salsa4life (~salsa4lif@2.57.100.21) has joined this
>channel.
>[01:24] <diogenes_> pragomer, as suggested: pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY
>XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY <app name> /etc/environment
>
>[01:42] <pragomer> diogenes_: it worked. after i executed pkexec the
>app
>now works also as normal. thank you all very much. awesome community.
>very
>kind
>
>Valorie

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Re: KDE Partition Manager - do we need to add this to our packaging? or is this a KDE bug

Valorie Zimmerman
On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 5:45 PM Walter Lapchynski <[hidden email]> wrote:
Including lubuntu-devel because they're shipping it, too.

Thanks ! 

That said, I've done no extensive testing of this application across various versions but I do know I had it open and it was working correctly in Eoan just the other day. Does this affect a particular version?

I have noticed that the transition to using `pkexec` has been a little rocky, so perhaps in an older version it was an issue?

I didn't include the part of the conversation where the original poster said he invoked with kdesu nor when he started it as a regular user and then gave his password when prompted. None of his disks showed up.

PKEXEC which is what I suggested was the only thing that worked for him. The early conversation:

[22:24] <pragomer> Hi. In kubuntu 18.04.2 the kde-partition-manager does not start with root privileges. how can I fix this?

[23:55] <valorie> pragomer: if an application needs root privs it will give you a input screen for your password
[23:56] <valorie> it is a bad idea to start applications in "root"
[23:56] <valorie> !root
[23:56] <ubottu> Do not try to guess the root password, that is impossible. Instead, realise the truth... there is no root password. Then you will see that it is 'sudo' that grants you access and not the root password. Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

23:57] <pragomer> valorie: hi.. yes kde partitionmanager gives me the kdesu box, I input the correct pw but I dont see any disks.. I read about that the program wants to function without root privileges in the future, but in my case this does not work
[23:58] <pragomer> perhaps someone could check this
[23:58] <valorie> well, kpm is under active development
[23:59] <OerHeks> you might not see disks if it is an UEFI bios machine, boot in uefi mode.
[23:59] <pragomer> its mbr mode, not uefi
[23:59] <OerHeks> oke uefi ruled out
[00:00] <pragomer> I actually have to use "sudo partitioinmanager" instead of kdesu for beeing able to use it

[00:00] <valorie> that's a bad idea
[00:00] <valorie> :(
[00:00] <valorie> !sudo
[00:00] <ubottu> sudo is a command to run command-line programs with superuser privileges ("root") (also see !cli). Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo for more information. For graphical applications see !pkexec (for older releases: !gksu and !kdesudo). If you're unable to execute commands with sudo see: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/fixsudo
[00:01] <pragomer> valorie: I know about sudo ;-)  but kdesu does not work actually

[00:01] <valorie> running gui applications using sudo will make hash of your permissions
[00:01] <valorie> have you tried pkexec?
[00:02] <valorie> if that works but inputting your passw doesn't, then i would file a bug report


On August 10, 2019 5:13:13 PM PDT, Valorie Zimmerman <[hidden email]> wrote:
>Yesterday (or so) in #kubuntu:
>
>[01:15] <ubottu> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized
>user
>to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical
>application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use
>e.g.
>"pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit
>/etc/environment"
>
>[01:19] <pragomer> diogenes_: kde's partitionmanager gets no root
>privileges when I enter the kdesu password; thats my problem and a know
>bug
>as it seems
>
>[01:21] <OerHeks> you stated you see no disks after password..

>[01:24] <diogenes_> pragomer, as suggested: pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY
>XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY <app name> /etc/environment
>
>[01:42] <pragomer> diogenes_: it worked. after i executed pkexec the
>app
>now works also as normal. thank you all very much. awesome community.
>very
>kind
>
>Valorie

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