policykit-1 - framework for managing administrative policies and privileges

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name policykit-1
Package version 0.105
Package release 20
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 436 B
Download size 52.16 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
PolicyKit is an application-level toolkit for defining and handling the policy
that allows unprivileged processes to speak to privileged processes.
It is a framework for centralizing the decision making process with respect to
granting access to privileged operations for unprivileged (desktop)


Package Version Architecture Repository
policykit-1_0.105-20ubuntu0.18.04.4_amd64.deb 0.105 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
policykit-1_0.105-20ubuntu0.18.04.4_i386.deb 0.105 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
policykit-1_0.105-20_i386.deb 0.105 i386 Ubuntu Main
policykit-1 - - -


Name Value
dbus -
libc6 >= 2.7
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.37.3
libpam-systemd -
libpam0g >=
libpolkit-agent-1-0 = 0.105-20
libpolkit-backend-1-0 = 0.105-20
libpolkit-gobject-1-0 = 0.105-20


Type URL
Binary Package policykit-1_0.105-20_amd64.deb
Source Package policykit-1

Install Howto

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




2018-03-27 - Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>
policykit-1 (0.105-20) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload
* d/p/0.108/build-Fix-.gir-generation-for-parallel-make.patch:
Add patch from upstream to fix parallel builds (Closes: #894205)
2018-03-26 - Martin Pitt <mpitt@debian.org>
policykit-1 (0.105-19) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/copyright: Use https URL for Format:
* Update Vcs-* links for move to salsa.debian.org.
* Fix typos in patch descriptions.
Fixes lintian's spelling-error-in-patch-description complaints.
* Move to debhelper compat level 10.
Remove explicit dh-autoreconf, it's now done by default.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.3
* Add autopkgtest.
This covers the pkaction and pkcheck CLI tools.
2017-05-24 - Iain Lane <laney@debian.org>
policykit-1 (0.105-18) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* master/Add-gettext-support-for-.policy-files.patch: Backport from master:
Add .loc and .its files so that gettext can be used to translate policy
files. Some upstreams, particularly those that are switching to meson,
expect these files to be present so that their PK policy files can be
translated. (Closes: #863207)
2016-10-21 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
policykit-1 (0.105-17) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Michael Biebl ]
* Use https:// for the upstream homepage.
* Update Vcs-Browser to use cgit.
* Rename the systemd service unit to polkit.service. It is now based on what
was added upstream in 0.106.
[ Simon McVittie ]
* Build-depend on intltool instead of relying on gtk-doc-tools'
dependency (Closes: #837846)
[ Martin Pitt ]
* Use PAM's common-session-noninteractive modules for pkexec instead of
common-session. The latter also runs pam_systemd (the only difference
normally) which is a no-op under the classic session-centric
D-BUS/graphical login model (as it won't start a new one if it is already
running within a logind session), but very expensive when using
dbus-user-session and being called from a service that runs outside the
PAM session. This causes long delays in e. g. gnome-settings-daemon's
backlight helpers. (LP: #1626651)
2016-07-25 - Martin Pitt <mpitt@debian.org>
policykit-1 (0.105-16) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Michael Biebl ]
* Drop obsolete Breaks from pre-wheezy.
* Use gir addon instead of calling dh_girepository manually.
* Run wrap-and-sort -ast.
* Drop explicit Build-Depends on gir1.2-glib-2.0. This dependency is already
pulled in via libgirepository1.0-dev.
[ Martin Pitt ]
* Add fallback if agent is not running in a logind session. This fixes
polkit with dbus-user-session. Thanks Sebastien Bacher for the patch!
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no changes necessary).
2016-04-14 - Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org>
policykit-1 (0.105-15) unstable; urgency=medium
* Generate tight inter-package dependencies.
This ensures that everything from the same source package is upgraded in
lockstep. (Closes: #817998)
2016-01-14 - Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>
policykit-1 (0.105-14.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix FTBFS on non-linux/non-systemd. (Closes: #798769)
2015-11-23 - Martin Pitt <mpitt@debian.org>
policykit-1 (0.105-14) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/policykit-1.preinst: Use systemctl unmask instead of direct symlink
removal for consistency.
* Fix handling of multi-line helper output. Thanks Dariusz Gadomski! Patch
backported from upstream master. (LP: #1510824)
2015-10-21 - Martin Pitt <mpitt@debian.org>
policykit-1 (0.105-13) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/policykit-1.{pre,pos}inst: Temporarily mask polkitd.service while
policykit-1 is unpackaged but not yet configured. During that time we
don't yet have our D-Bus policy in /etc so that polkitd cannot work yet.
This can be dropped once the D-Bus policy moves to /usr.
(Closes: #794723, LP: #1447654)

See Also

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