[Bug 1787324] Re: Snap policy module denies recording access to classic snaps

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Tue Aug 28 16:21:08 UTC 2018

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  Snap policy module denies recording access to classic snaps

Status in pulseaudio package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  With the recent updates to the snap policy module, recording access is
  denied to clients with a snap AppArmor label when that snap doesn't
  have a connected plug for "pulseaudio" or "audio-record".

  This is not appropriate for classic confinement snaps, which will have
  an AppArmor label but should still have access to recording even when
  there is no plug, as described by @jdstrand:


  This is broken with the 1:12.2-0ubuntu2 release, as can be seen with

      $ aa-exec -p snap.skype.skype /usr/bin/parecord foo.wav
      Stream error: Access denied

  [note that the Skype app itself still functions because it bypasses
  PulseAudio all together]

  The above command should result in audio being recorded from the

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