Remove Command-Q for the MunkiStatus app over the loginwindow

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Marnin Goldberg

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Dec 23, 2019, 9:43:43 AM12/23/19
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Hello Everyone,

 

With this code change https://github.com/munki/munki/compare/25f7af52d6...264470e7eb You can no longer Command-Q the MunkiStatus app that is running over the loginwindow.

 
I have used Command-Q in the past when Munki was looping an install, usually while in bootstrap mode. If I don’t has SSH enabled, how would one stop Munki and break out of the install loop?

 

Marnin

 

Mike Solin

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Dec 23, 2019, 1:00:36 PM12/23/19
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Does quitting MunkiStatus stop the background process from running? I would guess managedsoftwareupdate is still looping, you're just not being notified.

I hadn't considered Command-Q as a way to troubleshoot that. I use the 'Stop' button (which can be disabled via Munki's preferences), or press Command-L to bring up the logs and see what's looping, so I can fix it server-side.



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Gregory Neagle

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Dec 23, 2019, 1:32:31 PM12/23/19
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On Dec 23, 2019, at 10:00 AM, Mike Solin <mi...@mikesolin.com> wrote:

Does quitting MunkiStatus stop the background process from running?

No. It just quits the GUI.

I would guess managedsoftwareupdate is still looping, you're just not being notified.

Correct.


I hadn't considered Command-Q as a way to troubleshoot that. I use the 'Stop' button (which can be disabled via Munki's preferences), or press Command-L to bring up the logs and see what's looping, so I can fix it server-side.



On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 9:43 AM Marnin Goldberg <list...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Everyone,

 

With this code change https://github.com/munki/munki/compare/25f7af52d6...264470e7eb You can no longer Command-Q the MunkiStatus app that is running over the loginwindow.

 
I have used Command-Q in the past when Munki was looping an install, usually while in bootstrap mode. If I don’t has SSH enabled, how would one stop Munki and break out of the install loop?

 

Marnin

 


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Gregory Neagle

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Dec 23, 2019, 1:41:46 PM12/23/19
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The intention has always been to not allow the user to bypass the MunkiStatus window and log in while a managedsoftwareupdate install session is happening.

I'm pretty sure that early versions of MunkiStatus did not allow the user to use Command-Q to quit the app at the loginwindow. I don't know when that crept in, and I'm not terribly motivated to reinstall older versions to find out.

I do see the need for an admin to have an "emergency shutdown" lever to pull, but Command-Q shouldn't be it, as it should not be something a "normal" user would easily guess (or just do by habit). (I do think that whatever is chosen will be largely unknown by most Munki admins.)

Perhaps Command-Shift-Option-Control-Q ? :-)

-Greg


Marnin Goldberg

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Dec 23, 2019, 2:23:23 PM12/23/19
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Now I have a better understanding. Agreed it shouldn’t be Command-Q. Command-Shift-Option-Control-Q seems over the top. Maybe . Command-Control-Q?

 

Marnin

Elliot Jordan

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Dec 23, 2019, 2:31:37 PM12/23/19
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I like Command-Control-Q.

DEPNotify has an equivalent: Command-Control-X (but no need to adhere to that precedent with MunkiStatus).

Elliot


Joaquin Cabrerizo Egea

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Dec 23, 2019, 4:04:14 PM12/23/19
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Totally agree Command-q can’t be allowed. I think a 3 or 4 keys shortcut is the solution too.

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Yehuda Bialik

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Dec 24, 2019, 8:43:38 AM12/24/19
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I just force quit it: Command + Option + Esc + Shift. I usually have to do it twice before I can login.

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Gregory Neagle

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Jan 6, 2020, 2:48:53 PM1/6/20
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I just tested this, and this works. I don't see the need to offer another way to force quit the MunkiStatus app at the loginwindow (unless I decide to/figure out a way to block this key combo...)

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