18.04: "untrusted launcher" -- how to make it *permanently* trusted
littlergirl at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 16:32:56 UTC 2019
Robert Heller wrote:
>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
>Has *ANYONE* else had this issue?
Is this (admittedly old) page of any use?
Maybe this one will be of more use:
This seems to be the actual explanation for the issue and it's pretty
horrifying despite the disclaimers that it's all in our best interest:
Now I'm even more glad I use Ubuntu MATE (with the Caja file manager)
and am planning on switching to Kubuntu (with the Dolphin file
manager) shortly. I've never been a fan of vanilla Ubuntu and have
always used one or another of its "flavors" instead.
There is no spoon.
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