[Bug 1035207] Re: [FFe] passwordless install of webapps (based on repo whitelist)
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 12 14:34:48 UTC 2012
The aptdaemon changes proposed matches our requirements, as it's just
the framework, not the whitelist file itself.
The whitelist file for webapps needs to be in a separate package, and
the requirements listed must be met for that.
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[FFe] passwordless install of webapps (based on repo whitelist)
Status in “aptdaemon” package in Ubuntu:
For the unity-webapps work the webapps team would like to install packages that only
My proposal would be to add a new class of policykit action:
"org.debian.apt.install-packages.high-trust-repo" that requires the same authentication by default as install-or-remove-packages (i.e. auth_admin).
This can then be override by the webapps package via
(policykit-desktop-privileges) similar to what we did in the
policykit-desktop-priviledges with "org.debian.apt.upgrade-packages"
to not require a password prompt.
The whitelist of the repository would be based on "Origin,Components" and packagename regexp. So something like: (LP-PPA-app-review-board, main, ^unity-webapps-.*") for the webapps case and this would be shipped as part of the webapps-package into
This is all implemented now and I would like to ask for a feature freeze exception to add
this into current quantal.
Note that this feature is generic enough to be useful other use-cases
like internal company repositories that are trusted.
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