How to tell when a KDE update has reached a Yast update

There is (or was) a bug in kded4 in KDE that caused memory growth. It is documented as at The problem is apparently identified and solved at and shown to be in polkit, specifically a c program called at, which already (12 January 2015) contains the fix. A “find” search in openSuSE 13.2 does not show any “polkit” file, only empty folders with that name. How do I identify which “package” contains this update, so I will know when the fix makes it through the pipeline to an openSuSE update that fixes the problem?

This is as close as I have been to a bug fix, and I am curious how to track it. This bug causes a system crash on 13.2, and I have a workaround which however degrades KDE performance. I would like to know how to tell when I can remove the workaround.

Thanks very much for your help, and (of course) thanks for the excellence of openSuSE!

There is a polkit package
the current version is 0.112 that package is 16 months old

It looks like a commit has just been made with the source

so likely that we’ll see an openSUSE patch within the next few days.

I added that information to the openSUSE bug report (, to increase the chances… :wink:

PS: I created packages with that polkit fix.
They are available here:

Can you please try them and report back? (preferably in the bug report)

I do not experience that memleak here, so I cannot tell whether that fix helps or not.

Yes, good idea. I’m not impacted either, but good for those who are to test.

PS: an update is running now, so the supposed fix should be in 13.1 and 13.2 in about a week.

The polkit update has been released today.
So I removed my packages as they are not needed any more.

It would still be nice to get feedback whether the issue is fixed now… :wink:
According to the comments in the KDE bugreport it should be.