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Re: [apparmor] Let's enable AppArmor by default (why not?)

On 11/17/2017 05:34 PM, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
> On 18/11/17 04:27, intrigeri wrote:
>> Thanks in advance, and sorry for any inconvenience it may cause (e.g.
>> the AppArmor policy for Thunderbird has various issues in sid; all of
>> those I'm aware of are fixed in experimental already).
> Where "various issues" means no thunderbird external helpers work under xfce. Not a single one, as far as I can tell. And there goes another one: what happened to my .signature? I have filed as many bugs as I can given the time available. I will file one more for the missing .signature, and then I am disabling apparmor.

thank you for taking time to file bugs and provide a report here to help make the apparmor experience better. You have several options for disabling parts of apparmor policy enforcement or its enforcement entirely.

You can disable individual profiles without editing them and messing up the packaging by using aa-disable

  sudo aa-disable /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.thunderbird

or by manually by manually removing the profile and dropping a symlink in


so for example to disable the thunderbird profile you can do
  sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.thunderbird
  sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.thunderbird /etc/apparmor.d/disbale/thunderbird

it is important to do the removal before adding the symlink, and as in the example above the symlink does not have to be the same name as that of the profile file.
you can reverse the above by using
  sudo aa-enable /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.thunderbird

or manually by removing the symlink and loading the profile
  sudo rm /etc/apparmor.d/disable/thunderbird
  audo apparmor_parser -r /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.thunderbird

You can disable the apparmor service at the systemd level with

  sudo systemctl disable apparmor

You can remove the apparmor package

  sudo apt-get remove apparmor
  sudo dpkg --remove apparmor

and you can also set the kernel boot parameter

to disable apparmor on a particular boot, or set it as part of your grub config to permanently disable it without touching the packaging

* for the above examples I have used /etc/apparmor.d/ for the profile location but it could be configured to other locations like /var/lib/apparmor/ etc, it depends on the distro and sometimes the package eg. ubuntu has profiles configured to different locations depending on whether they are system profiles, snap profiles, etc.

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