Contextkit not working when sailjail is activated

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100%
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (XA2, X10, X10 II, …): XA2 Plus Dual SIM
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): No


As I am checking for an internet connection via contextProperty with the key Internet.NetworkState, I noticed it does not work anymore as soon as sailjail is active. No matter if I grant all permissions.

The journal log suggest it can no longer read the related contextkit file:

Nov 10 22:58:14 Sailfish harbour-welkweer[2272]: [W] unknown:-1 - file:///usr/share/contextkit/providers/Internet.qml: File not found
Nov 10 22:58:14 Sailfish harbour-welkweer[2272]: [D] onStatusChanged:68 - Error: unable to load context object at file:///usr/share/contextkit/providers/Internet.qml for namespace 'Internet' from key 'Internet.NetworkState'

But the file is in place and readable for the user. As soon as I start without sailjail I get a proper “connected” answer as a result, as expected.


Sailjail activated


  1. activate sailjail via app desktop file or global (/etc/sailjail/config/50-enable-sandboxing.conf)
  2. start app
  3. grant sailjail access


Internet connection state can be retrieved


No internet connection state can be retrieved


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Thanks, I filed this in our internal bug tracker. Could you provide a simple test case which we could use for reproducing the bug? I understand you encountered this while testing your Welkweer app, but it’s always easier to debug if you have a reduced the code to minimal which still reproduces the bug.

This should do it

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@adekker perhaps you can verify the fix? Unfortunately it’s too late to fix this for 4.3.0, but the fix should be there in 4.4.0.

Yep, adding contextkit to the whitelist seems to fix this problem!

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