Bug 332931 - KWallet API still tries to invoke kwalletd when user disabled kde wallet in system settings
Summary: KWallet API still tries to invoke kwalletd when user disabled kde wallet in s...
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Product: kdelibs
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: kwallet (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Valentin Rusu
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Blocks: 234440 322964 327086
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Reported: 2014-04-01 22:35 UTC by Valentin Rusu
Modified: 2015-11-28 18:22 UTC (History)
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Description Valentin Rusu 2014-04-01 22:35:00 UTC
The system settings KCM for KWallet offer users a check-box labeled "Enable the KDE wallet subsystem". While that check-box is correctly modifying kwalletrc, the KWallet API (kwallet.h) seems to incorrectly handle the case where the user disabled this subsystem.

Expected behavior: the openWallet (mainly) and the other methods of the KWallet class should gracefully fail when the KDE wallet subsystem is not enabled.

Actual situation: only a warning is issued, visible only when built in DEBUG mode and only in the console output of the KWallet API client application. Further inspection shows that all the API go ahead and call the dbus service. But kwalletd itself quits if it founds the disable flag upon launch, leading to an unpredictable results situation.

Reproducible: Always

BUG 328178 provide a link to this forum thread:

That forum thread show that this can be quite annoying for our users.
Comment 1 Valentin Rusu 2015-11-28 16:17:08 UTC
This will make kwalletd exit when user deactivates the wallet:
Comment 2 Valentin Rusu 2015-11-28 18:22:54 UTC
See commit: e2b3c919e699ec