i’m facing this problem i can’t install things as gnome software says i don’t have the permission to do that
i tried deleting the login key on seahorse but on restart it didn’t ask me to create a new one, so i suspect this may be related
just in case, this is what journalctl says about removing a software
ago 23 15:04:07 fedora PackageKit: uid 1000 is trying to obtain org.freedesktop.packagekit.package-remove auth (only_trusted:0)
ago 23 15:04:07 fedora PackageKit: uid 1000 failed to obtain auth
But my goal was to issue a command that normally would pop up a window asking for the password. This in order to understand if the problem is limited to gnome-software or if it is extended to the whole polkit (or whatever).
In addition to the two log messages you posted, are there other ones (related to polkit) before these?
What happens (just for testing purposes) if you create a new user and you try with it?
Just curious: if you go to Settings (cog right corner) → Users → [username who wants to install software with gnome software], is that user administrator? If not, make it; if so, try ‘on-off’-action.