Bug#653011: gnome-keyring can't connect to pkcs11 file

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Thu Dec 22 20:17:02 UTC 2011

On 22.12.2011 21:02, Michael Biebl wrote:
> On 22.12.2011 20:00, Luis Mochan wrote:
>> Package: gnome-keyring
>> Version: 3.2.2-1
>> Severity: normal
>> Dear Maintainer,
>> I recently full-upgraded my Debian/testing system. Among the major changes, I
>> got gnome3, found some bugs (that I hadn't reported) and decided to try out
>> xfce and xfce-goodies. After installing and choosing xfce I get this message
> Ok, you're runnig XFCE
>>    Connecting to ...WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn't connect to:
>> /tmp/keyring-...../pkcs11: No such file or directory.
>> I got the same message from other programs, but I don't recall which. For
>> example, ssh doesn't produce this message, but my passphrase is not
>> automatically captured anymore; I have to ssh-add manually.
>> I checked that the file pkcs11 doesn't exist, but gnome-keyring  seems to be
>> working. The output of  ps aux | grep keyring is
> See /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-*.desktop
> They all have
> OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;
> So the different components (gpg, pkcs11, ssh, secrets) are not started
> for you.
> Instead you get a dbus activated gnome-keyring instance whenever a
> program tries to access the keyring service.

I'm not sure if XFCE is supposed to provide its own keyring implementation.

Bringing the Debian XFCE maintainer into the loop.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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