#8834 BLOC 9.1.0: removing /etc/olpc-security causes activity lanch failures

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#8834: removing /etc/olpc-security causes activity lanch failures
           Reporter:  erikg    |       Owner:  mstone       
               Type:  defect   |      Status:  reopened     
           Priority:  blocker  |   Milestone:  9.1.0        
          Component:  sugar    |     Version:  not specified
         Resolution:           |    Keywords:  cjbfor9.1.0  
        Next_action:  package  |    Verified:  0            
Deployment_affected:           |   Blockedby:               
           Blocking:           |  

Comment(by xojow):

 I am a G1G1 user seeing exactly the same behavior - but I didn't remove
 /etc/olpc-security. The system was running perfectly until a couple of
 days ago. No modifications were made except: (1) attached a wireless mouse
 via USB and (2) changed permissions on /home/olpc/Activities because the
 default build wouldn't let my kid save his activities (did a chmod ugo+w

 Now seeing precisely the behavior described here. Running Build 767, Sugar

 Replying to [ticket:8834 erikg]:
 > On 8.2-767.  Remove the empty /etc/olpc-security flag.  Restart sugar.
 Attempt to run Etoys and Scratch; note failures in launch.  No logs are
 written (just empty files in .sugar/default/logs).  Run Terminal and Read.
 Note that both launch without failure.
 > This extremely cursory and informal testing suggests that the launch
 failure is dependent on whether the activity is written in python or
 exec's a binary or shell script, as both Etoys and Scratch run non-python
 binaries, whereas Terminal and Read are python-based.  Just a wild guess.
 It could be something else.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/8834#comment:23>
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