I’m glad this gets network-manager working for those that want it.
I’m still a little concerned about the location issue for the policy conf files. Debian packages in testing are putting those files in /usr/share/dbus-1 instead of /etc/dbus-1, but I get the feeling that our polkitd (or mabye dbus, not sure how all this works) is not sourcing from that location. anti alluded to this above and I think I’m sharing this concern.
with gksu not present in buster (even if its present in antiX), I expect more apps to be utilizing policykit, maybe even internally like network-manager does, so this may be a sign of a broader issue. we can revist once the 17.4 is out.