libera/#devuan-dev/ Monday, 2018-12-10

golinuxLeePen: Just back from a long and and will be afk shortly00:16
golinuxWill leave notes when I have a checn later tonight.00:16
KatolaZCenturion_Dan: what do you mean by "fixing" d-i?06:13
KatolaZcould you please work on experimental for that?06:13
KatolaZregarding policykit, there was a DSA a couple of days ago06:13
Centurion_DanKatolaZ: of course ;-)06:38
KatolaZthanks :)06:38
KatolaZI would like to keep d-i working at all times, from now on06:38
KatolaZso it's important to have the unstable version, well, "stable" :D06:39
Centurion_Danfor sure.  I won't push anything until I've tested locally... and there is a little uncertainty with grub configuration...06:40
Centurion_Dancreating a 32bit uefi core image is the easy part, the problem is grub doesn'06:40
Centurion_Dant appear to06:40
Centurion_Danexpose any detail indicating whether it's the 32bit or 64bit version of itself... this means that I basically have to try test loading a module in order to figure out which is the correct platform path to set...06:43
Centurion_DanIt shouldn't be to hard to sort out and once I've figured it out I'll also push a patchset upstream to debian as well.06:44
Centurion_DanIt's really just because my mum bought a cheap tablet thing (nextbook 10.1) which has this particular buggy platform that only will boot 32bit efi loaders and not 64bit ones even though it has a 64bit capable processor...06:46
Centurion_DanThe stupid thing came with wondows806:47
Centurion_Danstarter edition... so it's pretty hobbled even for a windows device...06:48
KatolaZbut just how frequent is it?06:48
KatolaZI mean, if it's not even covered by Debian, with an enormous user base...06:48
Centurion_Danthe intel baytrail SoC is used across a wide range of cheap tablets and some of the intel NUC's06:49
Centurion_Danso there are a fair few of them around.  There is a howto floating around about hacking a ubuntu install for it, and there is another distro that also purportedly works on it.06:51
Centurion_Danalso it boots the i386 installer too..06:52
Centurion_Danbut it'd be nice to fully use the cpu capabilities... you get the picture...06:53
KatolaZCenturion_Dan: I guess for polkit we should work on the latest 0.115 available in sid07:00
KatolaZthe DSA is not a deadly one, but still worth to be addressed07:00
KatolaZI don't know what's the state of polkit, but we should try to have it in beowulf so that people can start testing stuff07:01
KatolaZand testing will take long time07:01
Centurion_DanKatolaZ: sounded like it's a systemd bug rather then polkit specifically... probably some short sighted perspective ala LP's hero William Gates III - "nobody could ever possibly need more the 96MB of ram" ;-)08:08
KatolaZno Centurion_Dan08:08
KatolaZit's not related to systemd08:08
KatolaZthe bug is in policykit08:08
KatolaZthey demonstrated it with systemctl08:08
KatolaZbecause that's the easiest thing that can give you root and uses policykit08:09
KatolaZbut the bug is definitely in policykit08:09
Centurion_Daninteresting... I'll dig the CVE and checkout the patch...08:10
LeePenCenturion_Dan: I had a go at installing Gnome 3 to test your lib(elogin|system)d0 symlink idea. AFAICS, gnome isn't installable at the moment on ceres as it requires udisks >= 2.7.6 which we don't have, even in experimental.11:22
Centurion_DanLeePen: Ok, I'll take a look to fix that too...11:23
LeePenCenturion_Dan: thanks.11:24
LeePenCenturion_Dan: I am happy to help with polkit, but I don't want to duplicate work. How far have you got?11:25
golinuxLeePen: Your packages in experimental do indeed sort the pkexec and action button failures I was experiencing.22:05
golinuxThis is the magic incantation that worked:22:05
golinux# apt-get install libpolkit-agent-1-0=0.105-18+devuan2.3 libpolkit-backend-1-0-elogind=0.105-18+devuan2.3 libpolkit-gobject-1-0-elogind=0.105-18+devuan2.3 policykit-1=0.105-18+devuan2.3  policykit-1-gnome=0.105-722:06
golinuxI also had to do a pam-auth-update and logout/in (at fsr's suggestion)22:07
golinuxAnd of course make sure those few options in settings > sessions are ticked.22:08
golinuxI encourage anyone to test these packages so we can get on with beowulf!!22:08
golinuxThat was more cli than I've done in a year to get that sorted.  Whew!  A bit of an exaggeration but that's what it felt like.22:09
golinuxA HUGE thank you to LeePen and fsr for nurse-maiding me through this.22:11

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