18.04: "untrusted launcher" -- how to make it *permanently* trusted
heller at deepsoft.com
Sun Apr 28 16:11:00 UTC 2019
At Sat, 27 Apr 2019 08:27:40 -0400 (EDT) Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> I recently upgraded a batch of diskless workstations to Ubuntu 14.04 using
> DRBL. Everything is working well, except for one small problem: We have some
> launcher files (.desktop) files in the login account Desktop folder, but even
> though they are chmod +x (and some are in fact direct copies from
> /usr/share/applications) they come up as "untrusted". (And yes, they are
> properly owned by the user and group, etc.). They work, once you click "Trust
> and execute", but they become untrusted again on reboot.
OK, some additional web searching shows that this is a "security feature" of
Gnome3. Argh! This is a serious pain for someone managing a batch of
desktops (I guess it make some sense for relatively brainless people running
Linux on their home machines). But it makes things difficult for a system
admin like me. I am also wondering if the fact that the /home file system is
NFS mounted is causing problems.
Has *ANYONE* else had this issue?
> What is going on here? Is there some additional magic needed somewhere? Or
> is it just that with GNome 3 / Ubuntu 18.04 you just cannot have
> *applications* on the Desktop (everything *must* be in "favorites" or you must
> search for it everytime).
> And no, SELinux is not running on the Ubuntu 18.04 machines, although SELinux
> is running on the (CentOS) file server for the /home file system, which is NFS
> mounted on the diskless workstations (is there some there that needs to be
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