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

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Sun Aug 11 00:45:13 UTC 2019

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 <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>Yesterday (or so) in #kubuntu:
>[01:15] <ubottu> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized
>to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical
>application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use
>[01:19] <pragomer> diogenes_: kde's partitionmanager gets no root
>privileges when I enter the kdesu password; thats my problem and a know
>as it seems
>[01:21] <OerHeks> you stated you see no disks after password..
>[01:24] --> salsa4life (~salsa4lif at has joined this
>[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
>now works also as normal. thank you all very much. awesome community.

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