[Bug 578833] Re: KPackageKit does not prompt for a Password

Jesse Sweetland sweetlandj at gmail.com
Wed May 12 05:42:58 UTC 2010

I did some reading up on polkit on the Ubuntu Manpage, and that pointed
me to /etc/polkit-1/localauthority and /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority.
The only pkla file I could find in either location was
So I edited that file and added the following:


And now KPackageKit doesn't prompt me for a password, but it doesn't
wait forever for authentication, either.  I don't know if this is the
correct solution, but it seems to resolve it temporarily...

KPackageKit does not prompt for a Password
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