PLEASE NOTE: The following only applies to already existing ASCII systems that got upgraded to the newest package versions as present in the repositories. Fresh installations of Devuan ASCII 2.0.0 Beta should not be affected.
TL;DR ----- Make sure you got the correct libpolkit-backend installed! Background ---------- It would appear that under certain circumstances an unsuitable flavor of libpolkit-backend-1-0-XXXX gets pulled in upon upgrade. This can lead to a temporary loss of desktop session related functionality, namely the ability to user-mount removable drives or to shutdown/restart the system using the GUI controls provided by the respective desktop environment. The issue was ultimately caused by the recent addition of elogind to the repositories, or rather the repackaging of policykit-1 that followed suit. Resolution ---------- 1. Make sure you have at least one of (traditional) consolekit or (new) elogind installed. (Note: You can have both installed and active; which one is actually used however is decided by which libpolkit-backend you choose to install, see 4.) 2. Make sure (at least one of) the above is activated. You may do so by interactively running the 'pam-auth-update' command as root. 3. Ensure the following packages got installed: policykit-1 0.105-18+devuan2.4 libpolkit-agent-1-0 0.105-18+devuan2.4 4. Install one of the mutually exclusive policykit backend libs, i.e. - EITHER - libpolkit-backend-1-0-elogind 0.105-18+devuan2.4 and libpolkit-gobject-1-0-elogind 0.105-18+devuan2.4 - OR - libpolkit-backend-1-0-consolekit 0.105-18+devuan2.4 and libpolkit-gobject-1-0-consolekit 0.105-18+devuan2.4 depending on which session manager backend you intend to use, see 1. In case you find you have a backend with -systemd in the name installed: that one will _not_ work, and is most likely the cause why things went sideways in the first place. 5. After making changes to the session management you should either reboot the system or at least cycle through runlevel 1. Note: Depending on what login manager you use in conjunction with which desktop environment you might have to experiment a bit to find out which of consolekit or elogind works best for you (or works[TM] at all). Bottom line: As always in life, keep your backends covered. ;-) HTH, HANVD, and enjoy the ASCII Beta! Best regards Urban -- Sapere aude! _______________________________________________ Dng mailing list Dng@lists.dyne.org https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dng