Bug 2530 - Unreliable to disable included xstartup.d scripts
Summary: Unreliable to disable included xstartup.d scripts
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Version: 1.6.0
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 Enhancement
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Bugzilla mail exporter
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Reported: 2007-10-02 09:54 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2022-09-28 16:23 CEST (History)
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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2007-10-02 09:54:04 CEST
We are currently shipping several scripts in xstartup.d. If a customer disables one of these, say tl-clipboard-helper, and then upgrade ThinLinc, the disabled script will return. This is perhaps not what the customer wants. 

The same type of problem exists with Linux .d directories in general, say /etc/cron.d, /etc/yum.repos.d etc. 

Most tools called from xstartup.d can be disabled by some other means such as via Hiveconf configuration files; I believe tl-clipboard-helper is the only exception.  In any case, we should perhaps consider creating some functionality for permanently disable shipped xstartup.d scripts. See also discussion in komintern, starting with article 303696.
Comment 2 Pierre Ossman cendio 2022-09-28 16:23:08 CEST
A similar problem is that we recommend removing the setuid bit from tl-mount-personal as a good way to disable local drives. But like xstartup.d scripts, that bit will get restored on upgrade.

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