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Why OVPN mimehandler active when no VPN is configured?

Tracked by Jolla (Rejected)

asked 2017-10-24 23:54:16 +0200

cemoi71 gravatar image

updated 2018-05-04 12:18:55 +0200

Hello all,

could someone explain why the Process OVPN MimeHandler is active if no VPN is not used and not configured?
Every time that i shut it down, then it will be restarted.

That could let more resource free, if not needed process are not called .
Furthermore if an interface is still in beta state (and that is announce as known issue).
Then it should be judicious to make as option to activate or deactivate it.
No idea what could happen on the system if it's not released (beta state)...

Edit 26.10.2017:
I notice that the "OVPN MimeHandler" application start if we open the settings App.
And get closed if we close the settings app.
And the most buggy thing that happen is, the settings app will be killed if we kill the "OVPN MimeHandler" app. That should not happen too.

Edit 18.11.2017:
Phenomenon still in

Edit 22.02.2018:
Ask me if a fix is planned for the Sfos 2.1.4?
on a JP1 the Memory is really tight, and the free place is precious, so that is unhandy that some unused Service hold place. That irritating me that apps that i need are closed from oomk for this reason.

Edit 04.05.2018:
Still in

Have a nice sail

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Thanks for the report, I have created a bug internally for this issue: JB#40175

chris.adams ( 2017-10-25 04:39:35 +0200 )edit

@chris.adams many thanks for your reaction. I'm a little bit surprised that is in fact not a normal behavior.
Then if you or your colleg at jolla need more info, then you/they have just to ask...

cemoi71 ( 2017-10-26 00:25:29 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-01-24 04:51:55 +0200

Andrew den Exter gravatar image

The OVPN MimeHandler process is the Settings application. The name belongs to a hidden .desktop file which will invoke a DBus service provided by jolla-settings to import an OpenVPN configuration file opened with xdg-open.

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thank you very much for your answer.
ok that is the Settings application which has many process and one of it is called OVPN MimeHandler. This one provides the openvpn to a dbus service. is that right?
Shall this process really active if the openvpn is marked as unwished?
Has it big or small byte payloads? for an invokation a represent me that is a small one...

cemoi71 ( 2019-01-24 16:00:11 +0200 )edit

There is no OVPN MimeHandler process. The contents of the application launcher are made up from a set of .desktop files installed to /usr/share/applications, some applications install additional hidden .desktop files with instructions to start the application in different ways to handle specific mime types. So what you're seeing is just different names for the same thing.

Andrew den Exter ( 2019-01-25 03:25:57 +0200 )edit

if those are the same, doesn't make it some confusion if it is differentiated on the current process list?
Currently i use the 3d native app "Mem" for this.
I don't know how may I show it in a diffrent way. Normally each OS has a process monitor gui. here sfos doesn'T have it... :-(

cemoi71 ( 2019-01-25 12:27:02 +0200 )edit
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