Elogind v239.1 Devuan/Debian combined source

Mark Hindley mark at hindley.org.uk
Tue Nov 13 15:54:59 GMT 2018

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 12:12:42PM +0000, Mark Hindley wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 05:20:25PM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
> > Well, as elogind works fine with cinnamon, kde and lxqt please try elogind with
> > these desktops instead of mate (or xfce). Next problem will of course to make
> > mate and xfce working too: Revival of consolekit or <what to replace it with>? 
> Thanks.
> I have changed to testing with cinnamon and broadly the results seem the same on
> sid: everything works for me apart from restart/shutdown which just causes a
> logout. 
> Depending on your usage/point of view, that is either a major issue, a minor
> inconvenience or a feature! ;)
> This is back to using polkit from unstable. I have yet to be able to use
> polkit/experimental linked against libelogind0 as cinnamon requires
> policykit-1-gnome and there is no experimental version of that.

I have just had a (small) breakthrough with this. Using a new version of polkit-1 0.115
(experimental + 1 patch[1]) compiled against our new elogind tree, lightdm and
cinnamon, I can now shutdown and reboot the VM from the desktop. Combinations
with slim and xfce don't work at the moment. Thanks to Svante for the pointer.

Can we have another source package of polkit building against elogind in Debian?


[1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105989

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