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Subject: bug#296: policykit: Unable to mount USB stick from Desktop session due to default policykit rule
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Dear Maintainer,

Plugging an USB stick makes polkit ask for root password.

Manually modifying rules in /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.UDisks2.policy works
-- ie USB stick is mounted seamlessly (no user/root passwd asked)
However, copying this above file to /etc/polkit-1/actions/ --to make modification survive updates-- does not work.

Also, instead of modifying org.freedesktop.UDisks2.policy, I found this working solution here :

-- System Information:
Distributor ID:	Devuan
Description:	Devuan GNU/Linux beowulf/ceres
Release:	10
Codename:	n/a
Architecture: x86_64

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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Subject: bug#296: Acknowledgement (policykit: Unable to mount USB stick from Desktop session due to default policykit rule)
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