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Subject: bug#269: mmhhh Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2018 10:58:35 +0100 From: KatolaZ <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com [Reported here due to a glitch with #268] There is no need to become root in order to use `service`: $ /usr/sbin/service nginx status [ ok ] nginx is running. $ Even with a user with id larger than 4000000000: $ sudo -u testpolkit /usr/sbin/service nginx stop [....] Stopping nginx: nginxstart-stop-daemon: warning: failed to kill 2509: Operation not permitted . ok $ That's because sudo does *not* use policykit to test user privileges (rather, it uses its own config files). So maybe this is not applicable in this case? HND KatolaZ