Bug 1114259 - Disabled autostart for Tracker services are overwritten on updates
Disabled autostart for Tracker services are overwritten on updates
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
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Component: GNOME
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Reported: 2018-10-31 23:31 UTC by Björn Voigt
Modified: 2019-03-20 13:39 UTC (History)
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Description Björn Voigt 2018-10-31 23:31:44 UTC
I primarily use the KDE desktop and GNOME is installed as an alternative.

I never installed the GNOME Tracker services, but got them as GNOME desktop dependencies:

# rpm -e --test tracker tracker-miners tracker-miner-files tracker-miners-lang tracker-lang
error: Failed dependencies:
        tracker is needed by (installed) gnome-photos-3.30.1-1.1.x86_64
        tracker is needed by (installed) gnome-music-3.30.0-1.1.x86_64
        tracker is needed by (installed) libtracker-common-2_0-2.1.5-1.2.x86_64
        tracker-miner-files is needed by (installed) gnome-music-3.30.0-1.1.x86_64

To disable the Tracker services I manually add "Hidden:true" to all /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-*.desktop files.

Unfortunately the /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-*.desktop files are not marked as %config(noreplace) files. So they are overwritten on each update. I suggest to change this.
Comment 1 Dominique Leuenberger 2019-03-20 13:39:05 UTC
I somewhat understand what you want to do - BUT if you run gnome-photos and gnome-music, a running tracker service is actually mandatory.

Those two app do no file-system scan on their own but rely 100% on tracker to display data. Allowing to disable them will just allow to break the apps