The 14.10 software center offers evince and a version called evince-gtk with fewer GNOME dependencies.

In /etc/apparmor.d there is an apparmor profile for evince: /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.evince. My question is this: will this profile also protect evince-gtk?

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The evince-gtk package installs its executable as /usr/bin/evince, so assuming the AppArmor profile is written conventionally, I think the answer you're looking for is yes.

Just to be clear, though, AppArmor isn't protecting evince. It's protecting you and your system from evince.

  • Thanks for the correction. I'd go further and say that it attempts to protect me and my system from potential exploits contained in documents opened by evince.
    – DK Bose
    Nov 4, 2014 at 4:52
  • That too. :) I guess it depends on whether you think someone might slip malicious code into evince, or accidentally include a bug that does damage. Both have been done in other projects.
    – ʇsәɹoɈ
    Nov 4, 2014 at 21:30

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