I am a user of the 'usb_modeswitch' tool which is also available as a Fedora
Since this is a tool to be run as super-user but currently does not error out or
warn when it is not invoked by root. I thought that i'd file a bug against the
package to prompt for root password.
I had a general idea that the general way to do this was by using
consolehelper/userhelper. So, i decided to do some research and submit a bug
report with a recommended solution, but i came across this:
So, here are my questions
a. Does this also apply for CLI tools such as usb_modeswitch ?
b. If not, shouldn't that be explicitly stated in the BZ/wiki page ?
c. If yes, is there a doc where I can learn more about PolicyKitOne ? I admit, i
really don't know much about the PolicyKit framework itself, but little that i
know, had me believing that PolicyKit is more of a Gnome (or rather a
freedesktop thing). In any case, an introduction/doc of the /current/ state of
PolicyKit too would help.
random non tech spiel: http://lonetwin.blogspot.com/
tech randomness: http://lonehacks.blogspot.com/
what i'm stumbling into: http://lonetwin.stumbleupon.com/