[Bug 484274] [NEW] polkit-kde-manager hangs when it should ask for a password

Michael Ummels michael at ummels.de
Tue Nov 17 16:13:55 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: kdebase-workspace

When installing a package using kpackagekit, the system hangs after
resolving the dependencies. At this point, a dialog box should appear
that asks the user for his password in order to determine whether he has
admin rights. In fact, polkit-kde-manager, whose job it is to open such
a box starts, but no dialog is displayed. As a result, kpackagekit
freezes and does not react to user inputs anymore.

This bug occurs on all our installations, which have ubuntu-desktop and
kubuntu-desktop installed. On installations that only have kubuntu-
desktop installed, this bug does not show.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 17 17:06:27 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/polkit-kde-manager
Package: kdebase-workspace-bin 4:4.3.2-0ubuntu7
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: kdebase-workspace
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

** Affects: kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386

polkit-kde-manager hangs when it should ask for a password
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