# Classicthesis: how to get “unlinked” footnotes?

In a document using the classicalthesis package, in order to get footnotes without links (*) (but leave the links everywhere else), I tried all the options I could find: using \hypersetup with hyperfootnotes=false, loading hyperref again (it is loaded automatically by classicalthesis) with the same option (**), changing the order of the loads in all possible ways, ... nothing worked: the darn footnotes were still links.

I tried to generate a MEW, but to no avail: the only way to get linkless footnotes was to comment out the line using the package. So I looked at classicalthesis' source code, and modified it by adding [hyperfootnotes=false] on the two places where hyperref is loaded:

    % ********************************************************************
% PDF and XeLaTeX Stuff
% ********************************************************************
\RequirePackage{ifpdf}
\ifpdf\RequirePackage[hyperfootnotes=false]{hyperref}\fi % for texorpdfstring command below

% Necessary to rewrite hacks for chapters and parts and toc
\RequirePackage{ifxetex}
\ifxetex\RequirePackage[hyperfootnotes=false]{hyperref}\fi % for texorpdfstring command below

% pdfspacing does not work with XeLaTeX
\ifxetex%
\ifthenelse{\boolean{@pdfspacing}}%
{% pdfspacing is used with XeLaTeX
\PackageWarningNoLine{classicthesis}{You cannot use the option %
"pdfspacing" with XeLaTeX!}%
}{\relax}%
\setboolean{@pdfspacing}{false}%
\fi


This did the trick! But my question is: is there a simpler way? Preferably one that does not involve modifying any package's source code?

(*) - The reason I wanted this in the first place was because the links of the footnotes were wrong, and when trying to correct them, I discovered that even hyperref's developer admitted that the linked footnotes were a brittle functionality... So I gave it up altogether.

(**) - This threw an error complaining the hyperref was being (re)loaded with incompatible options...

\documentclass[headinclude=true,footinclude=true]{scrreprt}