[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#422349: Bug#422349: dbus: Please add support for integrating with libpam-foreground

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Sat May 26 10:46:29 UTC 2007

This patch would be really useful for Xfce too.

The group concept is useful but having this would make it unneccessary
to add local users to groups just to mount files or shutdown the PC.
It's a desktop user's enhancement.

/etc/dbus-1/system.d/hal.conf does still use at_console in addition to
the group stuff so I'm not sure why you say most of the files in there
have replaced it with groups.

Is there any way we can get you to reconsider this?  This small patch
would mean users in Xfce don't need to add themselves to the plugdev
group to mount digital cameras, USB sticks etc and don't need to add
themselves to sudo (xfce's fallback method) in order to shutdown or
reboot the machine.


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