Installation of OES11SP1 disables desktop functions controlled by policykit

  • 7010960
  • 18-Oct-2012
  • 03-Dec-2012

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux Support Pack 1

Situation

After installing OES11SP1, policykit controlled desktop functions such as installing RPMs using Nautilus or shutting down the system from the desktop menu do not work anymore.

Resolution

Please update the packages PolicyKit to 0.9-14.41.1 and apparmor-profiles to 2.3-48.16.1.

Cause

During the installation of OES11SP1 the settings in /etc/nscd.conf get changed from
enable-cache password yes
enable-cache group yes

to
enable-cache password no
enable-cache group no

causing a misfunction in policykit due to insufficient access settings  for nscd and apparmor.



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