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Bug #8557

remove trusted desktop remnants

Added by Peter Tribble over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
-
Start date:
2017-08-03
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage
Gerrit CR:

Description

There are a number of remnants associated with trusted desktop (where desktop may often mean CDE).

Some of this is man pages, but extends back into auths and the *_attr databases

#1

Updated by Peter Tribble over 3 years ago

The idletime and idlecmd keys are explicitly marked as only being available when Trusted Extensions is configured. The documentation is clear that it should be safe to remove them from the code as well.

There are no consumers of these keys in the gate.

It seems plausible that some 3rd-party software might have decided to ignore the documentation and accidenatally used these keys. However, an exhaustive search of Google finds no such usage (really, the only hits are for online versions of the man page or other trusted documentation).

I have explicitly gone through the major desktops - GNOME, Xfce, MATE, along with the standard xscreensaver, just to make sure they don't depend on these keys either.

I'm pretty sure nothing uses this.

#2

Updated by Electric Monk over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

git commit 01a009817ac98af8e944784cebf0afd690b7cae7

commit  01a009817ac98af8e944784cebf0afd690b7cae7
Author: Peter Tribble <peter.tribble@gmail.com>
Date:   2017-08-07T17:33:17.000Z

    8557 remove trusted desktop remnants
    Reviewed by: Toomas Soome <tsoome@me.com>
    Reviewed by: Igor Kozhukhov <igor@dilos.org>
    Approved by: Dan McDonald <danmcd@joyent.com>

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