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Author: Mark Hindley
To: Alessandro Vesely
CC: dng
New-Topics: Re: [DNG] why is polkit needed?
Subject: Re: [DNG] Alternatives to synaptic?
On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 05:44:17PM +0100, Alessandro Vesely via Dng wrote:
> Hi,
> is there a recommended GUI package browser for Devuan?
> After migrating, synaptic isn't installed. If I try to install it, it says it
> needs policykit-1. Since the latter seems to be akin to systemd, I reply 'n'.

I really don't think that is true. There is no direct relationship between
policykit-1 and systemd. And our policykit works with either elogind or
consolekit, so you have options.

If you want a integrated gui desktop that allows you to do privileged things
like install packages, you will need policykit-1 or something similar.

Alternatively, use apt or aptitude from the commandline.