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Re: Common location for face files

On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 11:43:43AM +0200, Martin Bammer wrote:
> Hi,
> why are the face files located in user's home? In case of encrypted home directories the login managers cannot access them and the user management programs of the different DEs need to create an extra copy of the face files in a location outside of the home directory, which is login manager specific. This increases the effort for developing user management program unnecessarily.
> Wouldn't it be a good idea to have a common location for the users' face files? My suggestion would be /etc/faces, because the face files are part of the user configurations. A simple policy kit rule could enable the users to write their face file into this directory.
> What do you think?

I think this is something that should be discussed with upstream
developers of display/login managers, etc. Changing the location from
user's home directories to a system directory has a security impact
that needs careful consideration. Further, for some, the right place
would be somewhere like LDAP instead. In any case, such changes would
seem to me to be beyond what Debian does: we package software and
integrate it into a working system, rather than making fundamental
changes to functionality like this.

I want to build worthwhile things that might last. --joeyh

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