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[question] What's installed and activated when enabling dev mode? [answered]

asked 2015-02-28 19:33:44 +0300

Louis gravatar image

I noticed when disabling developer mode on my Jolla phone that packages like openssh and fingerterm are not only disabled, but completely uninstalled.

Out of curiosity I want to know what's installed and activated when enabling dev mode. Is it only fingerterm and openssh or is it more things to make debugging and development easier?

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answered 2015-02-28 21:17:15 +0300

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updated 2015-02-28 23:11:48 +0300

Surely not a complete answer but you can find some info about the developer-mode in Jolla by using rpm-command to query the developer-mode related packages installed when the mode is enabled. There seems to be only two related packacges that get installed when the mode is enabled (and they pull their dependencies along):

  • jolla-developer-mode
  • jolla-developer-mode-profile

Now, you can use commands like:

rpm -qi jolla-developer-mode


rpm -q --requires jolla-developer-mode


rpm - q --provides jolla-developer-mode-profile

to see info about the files installed or about the capabilities developer-mode requires or provides. Ofc, enabling the dev-mode from the GUI might do something more than just install the jolla-developer-mode packages, but from these commands alreasy ypu can see how the openssh, fingerterm, and some usb-connectivity related capabilities are required and provided in developer-mode.

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