spurious polkit authentication request from update-manager

Bug #1631337 reported by Pierre Ossman (Cendio AB) on 2016-10-07
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Logging in remotely bugs users with a polkit dialog asking them to authenticate. This is because a remote session does not have access to org.debian.apt.update-cache.

Such dialogs should only pop up on direct user action, so either this background process needs to be removed, or it needs to fail silently when it isn't authorized.

The id of the request is org.debian.apt.update-cache.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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