Kubuntu desktop missing dependency on polkit-kde-1
After installing KDE on regular Ubuntu using "apt-get install kubuntu-desktop", I am not able to change any of the system settings requiring administrative privileges due to the lack of the installation of "polkit-kde-1". It will fail with an error as described here below with Muon when I expected to be shown a dialogue to enter my password.
Also other KDE software is affected. For example, when applying changes in Muon package manager, I get the error "This operation cannot continue since proper authorisation was not provided". Installing polkit-kde-1 solves this issue and a proper dialogue is opened to ask for the (sudo) password.
Steps to reproduce (example):
- Install regular Ubuntu
- Install "kubuntu-desktop" using apt-get
- During installation choose KDM as default login manager
- Log in in the KDE desktop
- Open (for example) System settings -> Login Screen. change Appearance, click the "Apply" button.
Expected result: An authorization dialogue shown to enter my password, after which the changed would be applied.
Actual result: Error dialogue: "This operation cannot continue since proper authorisation was not provided". None of the changes were applied.
After manual installation of polkit-kde-1, logging out and logging back in, the result is as expected.
My recommendation is to fix the dependencies/
Ubuntu version: Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) fresh install, updated to date on 2011-10-04.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: kubuntu-desktop 1.239
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Oct 4 19:38:05 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110930)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)