decide how to best set settings for the user (create settings file [by script] vs install a settings package)


ID: 143
PHID: PHID-TASK-kmgxl6zvwudnpyi3b5ai
Author: Patrick
Status at Migration Time: open
Priority at Migration Time: Normal



  • a) whonixadvsetup directly apply/remove settings for the user.
  • b) whonixadvsetup run a (bash) script that applies/removes the settings for the user. This has the advantage, that the code for setting/unsetting the setting can be shared between whonixsetup and whonix-setup-wizard and that it would also be possible to manually run it by the user or other scripts. Advanced users / custom builders could create a script that runs such settings scripts to customize their system for them.
  • c) whonixadvsetup could install a package, that applies these settings. For example, to add the necessarily settings for T142 it could install a anon-ws-tunnel-t-tor package. (It would be trivial for me to create such a settings package.) It would have the advantage, that custom builders could install such packages by default. I worry, that settings become too complex, that it would require too many packages for too many custom settings.

Applying a setting just means for example:

Creating a file /etc/uwt.d/40_uwt_disabled_by_script.conf with the content uwtwrapper_global="0".

Removing a setting just means for example:

Delete /etc/uwt.d/40_uwt_disabled_by_script.conf.



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