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Qubes-Whonix-Workstation DispVM Support
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TODO abstract:

Make sure Qubes-Whonix-Workstation can be used as DispVM.


TODO specific:

whonixcheck is already working in a Qubes-Whonix-Workstation DispVM in the Whonix 13 development version. Apparently the Qubes upstream issue home folder of template not inherited by DispVM is the only thing preventing this.


History:

Thanks to the help of @marmarek two issues preventing this were already fixed.

Related:

  • no longer write to home folder directly; use /etc/skel:T419
  • up to date versions of Tor Browsers in newly created AppVMs inherited from updated TemplateVMs: T417

user documentation stub:
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Qubes/Disposable_VM

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Patrick created this task.Jan 7 2016, 12:41 AM
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Patrick added projects: Qubes, Whonix 13.
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Patrick added subscribers: Patrick, marmarek, nrgaway, mfc.
separate done file for Qubes TemplateVMs to make this work with the
current home folder population for Qubes DispVMs.
https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-core-agent-linux/blob/f380c346cf9af3f058b8ece853d7d4a5ece28815/misc/dispvm-prerun.sh#L6-L12

https://phabricator.whonix.org/T419
https://phabricator.whonix.org/T463

https://github.com/Whonix/whonix-base-files/commit/9ade708ed7288a1fec4a662b2bf062a8ebffc15c

Patrick changed the task status from Open to Review.Jan 7 2016, 11:47 PM
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Qubes-Whonix-Workstation DispVM Support is done on Whonix VM level, but not on Qubes dom0 level.

echo konsole | /usr/lib/qubes/qfile-daemon-dvm qubes.VMShell dom0 DEFAULT red and then running whonixcheck or torbrowser works.

Qubes bug qvm-open-in-vm opens URLs in non-default browser is an issue, because links are opened in iceweasel rather than Tor Browser.

Not having Whonix default VM settings fixes - salt management (3) is an even more serious issue.

The above is not something I can solve for Whonix 13. Therefore removing Whonix 13 milestone.

Patrick closed this task as Resolved.Feb 18 2019, 9:39 AM
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Looks like nothing more to do here.