Re: gconf and lockdown

On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 11:47, James Henstridge wrote:
> On 18/03/2004 1:48 PM, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
> >I can't find any documentation *anywhere* on how this is supposed to
> >work.
> >
> >We're trying to get Evolution to respect read-only gconf keys, but
> >without knowing how we're supposed to make keys read-only it's a bit of
> >a problem.
> >
> >I take it that we're supposed to use gconf_client_key_is_writeable() (or
> >whatever it's called) to check the read-only status of keys, yes?
> >
> >How do we make keys read-only?
> >  
> >
> GConf key lookups are done by sequentially searching through a stack of 
> gconf databases.  The default stack is defined in /etc/gconf/2/path, and 
> contains /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory (readonly), ~/.gconf (writable) 
> and /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults (readonly).
> If a system administrator wants to change the default settings for their 
> users, they can just add keys to the gconf.xml.defaults database (they 
> shouldn't be modifying the schemas to achieve this).  If the system 
> administrator wants to enforce certain settings, they can add keys to 
> the gconf.xml.mandatory database.  Since it is readonly and comes before 
> ~/.gconf, it makes those keys readonly.
But In this approach, i dont think it is possible to mandate different
settings of a key to various users. These mandatory setting have to be
common for all users. Please correct me if im wrong. 
> To write values to these non-default config sources, you can use 
> gconftool-2's --config-source option.
> James.


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