policykit-1-gnome - authentication agent for PolicyKit

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name policykit-1-gnome
Package version 0.105
Package release 6ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 140 B
Download size 23.46 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
PolicyKit-gnome provides a D-Bus session bus service that is used to
bring up authentication dialogs used for obtaining privileges.
This implementation was originally designed for GNOME 2, but most
GNOME-based desktop environments, including GNOME 3, GNOME Flashback,
and MATE, have their own built-in PolicyKit agents and no longer use
this one. The remaining users of this implementation are Cinnamon, XFCE
and Unity.


Package Version Architecture Repository
policykit-1-gnome_0.105-6ubuntu2_i386.deb 0.105 i386 Ubuntu Main
policykit-1-gnome - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 >= 2.22.0
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.37.3
libgtk-3-0 >= 3.0.0
libpolkit-agent-1-0 >= 0.99
libpolkit-gobject-1-0 >= 0.99
policykit-1 -


Name Value
polkit-1-auth-agent -


Type URL
Binary Package policykit-1-gnome_0.105-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package policykit-1-gnome

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install policykit-1-gnome deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install policykit-1-gnome




2017-01-08 - Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@ubuntu.com>
policykit-1-gnome (0.105-6ubuntu2) zesty; urgency=medium
* Fix typo
2017-01-08 - Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@ubuntu.com>
policykit-1-gnome (0.105-6ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium
* Merge from Debian unstable. Remaining changes:
- 04-autorestart.patch: Add gnome session restart support to ensure we
always have an authentication agent running. To be forwarded upstream.
- 06-authentication-failure-string.patch:
Improve error message displayed when authentication fails.
- 07-use-accountsservice.patch:
get user icon from accountsservice instead of looking in ~/.face
- 08-fresh-x11-timestamps.patch:
use fresh X11 timestamps when displaying authentication dialog to
circumvent focus-stealing prevention
- 0001-auth-dialog-make-the-label-wrap-at-70-chars.patch:
make the auth dialog label wrap at 70 chars 
- Tell the .desktop file for the authentication agent to auto-restart the
agent in case of failure.
- add dh --with translations
2017-01-07 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
policykit-1-gnome (0.105-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Move the binary back to /usr/lib/policykit-1-gnome.
This avoids unnecessary churn when upgrading from Jessie.
* Start the authentication agent under Cinnamon.
Cinnamon does not have its own built-in autentication agent.
Update the package description accordingly. (Closes: #846245)
2016-10-27 - Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>
policykit-1-gnome (0.105-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
[ Dmitry Shachnev ]
* Remove GNOME from OnlyShowIn list. This authentication agent is not
needed in GNOME Classic or GNOME Flashback sessions too.
Closes: #823948.
[ Simon McVittie ]
* Set ${libexecdir} to /usr/lib to avoid architecture-dependent
installation paths which would require us to generate
a different debian/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop per
- Using a new ${libexecdir}, instead of reverting to the subdirectory
used by debhelper 8, ensures that users who have worked around
#842184 by editing the autostart desktop file will get a conffile
prompt reminding them to return to the package maintainer's version.
* Update debian/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop for the new
${libexecdir}, fixing a regression in 0.105-4 that caused the agent to
not get launched in XFCE or Unity as intended. (Closes: #842184)
* Mark policykit-1-gnome as Multi-arch: foreign. Its only API is via
D-Bus and is cross-architecture.
* Rewrite Description to say that despite its name, GNOME does not
use this (but XFCE and Unity do).
2016-10-21 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
policykit-1-gnome (0.105-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump debhelper compat level to 10.
* Run wrap-and-sort -a.
* Add Build-Depends on gnome-common and intltool. Required by autoreconf.
(Closes: #837840)
2016-06-05 - Laurent Bigonville <bigon@debian.org>
policykit-1-gnome (0.105-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* Make policykit-1-gnome provide polkit-1-auth-agent
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no further changes)
* Fix Vcs-* and Homepage URL's
2012-01-28 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
policykit-1-gnome (0.105-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop 0001-Revert-Drop-marshaller-complications.patch and add an explizit
Build-Depends on libglib2.0-dev (>= 2.30) instead.
* Fix versioned Build-Depends on dpkg-dev.
The buildflags.mk snippet was added in version 1.16.1, not 1.6.1.
2011-11-12 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
policykit-1-gnome (0.105-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Refresh debian/patches/0001-Revert-Drop-marshaller-complications.patch.
* Enable default hardening options from dpkg-buildflags.
- Use buildflags.mk snippet in debian/rules.
- Add Build-Depends on dpkg-dev (>= 1.6.1).

See Also

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