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    Angry Problem with permissions

    Hi, I have a problem with Opera Browser, I have encrypted veracrypt disk with one partition (not a system disk), I want to put opera download folder on that disk but when I want to select that disk i get permission denied. The path for this disk is /media/veracrypt1. For example qbittorrent download normally on that disk without any warnings. Both are installed from snap.

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    Re: Problem with permissions

    snaps have added security in that they don't allow writes to just anywhere on the file system. They are little sandboxes. In theory, there should be a way to control which directories are allowed to be written, but I've avoided snaps completely. https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/custom-...ain-snaps/3022 says it isn't likely.

    I use a different sandbox tool - firejail - which allowed different profiles to be used at runtime to determine which areas are allowed to be read-only and read-write.
    /etc/firejail/ has about 50 example profiles which can be used to make one to fit your needs. Of course, any program that ran under a firejail sandbox couldn't be a snap install.

    BTW, opera is owned by a Chinese consortium of companies after the Norwegian group sold it. https://techcrunch.com/2016/02/25/op...-our-decision/

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    Re: Problem with permissions

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    snaps have added security in that they don't allow writes to just anywhere on the file system. They are little sandboxes. In theory, there should be a way to control which directories are allowed to be written, but I've avoided snaps completely. https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/custom-...ain-snaps/3022 says it isn't likely.

    I use a different sandbox tool - firejail - which allowed different profiles to be used at runtime to determine which areas are allowed to be read-only and read-write.
    /etc/firejail/ has about 50 example profiles which can be used to make one to fit your needs. Of course, any program that ran under a firejail sandbox couldn't be a snap install.

    BTW, opera is owned by a Chinese consortium of companies after the Norwegian group sold it. https://techcrunch.com/2016/02/25/op...-our-decision/
    crap.....and I liked Opera too... I was looking into how to sandbox/jail various flash-enabled firefox installations I have. You mentioned Firejail...I'll have to look into that.

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