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Re: F15 Why does gnome-shell automatically start Adobe acroread updater? (malware?)

From: Richard Shaw <hobbes1069_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jul 12 2011 - 00:31:29 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Deron Meranda <deron.meranda@gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you just needed fill out forms, evince might have worked for you.
>
> I tried Evince first, but there was some form it was having difficulty
> with. And given there is a deadline for tax things, I didn't have a
> lot of time to try to figure it out and was kind of forced to try
> acroread. What I should have done in retrospect was create a brand
> new Unix user account, did my "dirty" things there, and then deleted
> it all.

We'll, it's not trivial (depending on your definition of trivial) but
you can (mis)-use mock to create a chroot environment which is easily
nuked when you're done with it. You have to use Xnest to create an X
session that you can export to your X session but it does work.

I've used this for testing packages I'm troubleshooting on other
releases of Fedora than what I'm running.

Thanks,
Richard
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