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library for accessing PolicyKit via D-Bus - development files

PolicyKit is a toolkit for defining and handling the policy that allows unprivileged processes to speak to privileged processes. Helper library for obtaining seat, session and caller information via D-Bus and ConsoleKit.

This package contains the development files for the library found in libpolkit-dbus2.

Package version:0.9-2


PolicyKit is an authorization framework. It is typically used by
privileged user space daemons to control access.

See also the file HACKING for notes of interest to developers working
on PolicyKit.

See for lots of
documentation, mailing lists, etc.

Rationale for permissions/modes for the 


PolicyKit 0.9

Released on July 22 2008.

This release should be ABI compatible with PolicyKit 0.6 and later.

David Zeuthen (10):
      need to link with for some helpers
      fix some build stuff to so the test suites run
      fix autotools screwup
      fix typo
      always allow uid 0 to ask about authorizations for anyone
      fix up permissions / docs for 


policykit (0.9-2) unstable; urgency=high

  [ Simon McVittie ]
  * Add patch committed in Fedora (although not upstream) by the upstream
    maintainer, to allow PolicyKit to be used when CVE-2008-4311 has
    been fixed in dbus-daemon. (Closes: #510646)

  [ Michael Biebl ]
  * debian/control
    - Add ${misc:Depends} to all binary packages.

 -- Michael Biebl <>  Wed, 07 Jan 2009


commit 2aa16b5ea71db4912d7cb01415b6733178be3729
Author: David Zeuthen <>
Date:   Tu


David Zeuthen <>


This package was debianized by Michael Biebl <> on
Sun, 02 Sep 2007 06:04:06 +0200.


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