Public bug reported:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


What I expected to happen

Login and start working


What happened

A dialog pops up when someone logs into a user account about something
called Clipit that talks about saving history (of what it doesn't say)
and a security risk with using it.

The help built into help produces no results about Clipit. So, what
history is it saving? How do I operate it? What are the security risks?
Are there Ubuntu-specific issues or Ubuntu 16-04 issues?

Why is there no basic usage info in Ubuntu help? Or is this one of those
goofy GUI-related apps where somebody builds a GUI app and thinks people
are going to pull up a terminal window to man/grep/etc help? Or is this
another case of, essentially, building my own article as I find bits and
pieces of info across dozens of articles.


Resolution

Realize what this is currently an unfinished Ubuntu component and remove
it before it blows up GRUB.

sudo apt-get remove clipit

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: clipit 1.4.2-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-38.57-generic 4.4.19
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Sep 21 12:41:56 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-09-21 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: clipit
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: clipit (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New


** Tags: amd64 apport-bug xenial

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