Bug#496271: seahorse: Bad interaction with keyring?

Asher Densmore-Lynn jesdynf at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 03:47:22 UTC 2008

Package: seahorse
Version: 2.22.3-1
Severity: normal

The application is called "Passwords and Encryption Keys" in the menu,
and calls itself the same in the window title... so when
'/usr/bin/seahorse', an application I'd /never seen before/, demanded
unusual access to my keyring, I was quite surprised.

I figured it out pretty quickly, sure, but it was a nasty shock. Either
the name of the application should be introduced at least once prior to
such a request, or the binary should be renamed to better reflect its
role. '/usr/bin/keyringmanager''s request wouldn't've been half so

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages seahorse depends on:
ii  gconf2              2.22.0-1             GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnupg               1.4.9-3              GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  libart-2.0-2        2.3.20-2             Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0         1.22.0-1             The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libavahi-client3    0.6.22-3             Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3    0.6.22-3             Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-glib1      0.6.22-3             Avahi glib integration library
ii  libbonobo2-0        2.22.0-1             Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0      2.22.0-1             The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6               2.7-13               GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2           1.6.4-6              The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.2.1-3              simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2    0.76-1               simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgcc1             1:4.3.1-2            GCC support library
ii  libgconf2-4         2.22.0-1             GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0         1:2.6.2-1            library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.16.4-2             The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0   2.22.3-1             GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0           The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0           A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0           The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0      1:2.22.0-4           GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgpg-error0       1.4-2                library for common error values an
ii  libgpgme11          1.1.6-2              GPGME - GnuPG Made Easy
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.12.11-3            The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii  libgtksourceview2.0 2.2.2-1              shared libraries for the GTK+ synt
ii  libice6             2:1.0.4-1            X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libldap-2.4-2       2.4.10-3             OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libnautilus-extensi 2.20.0-6             libraries for nautilus components
ii  libnotify1 [libnoti 0.4.4-3              sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d         4.7.1-3              NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  liborbit2           1:2.14.13-0.1        libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0  2.20.3-5             library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.20.5-1             Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0            1.14-4               lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6              2:1.0.3-2            X11 Session Management library
ii  libsoup2.4-1        2.4.1-1              an HTTP library implementation in
ii  libxml2             2.6.32.dfsg-2+lenny1 GNOME XML library

Versions of packages seahorse recommends:
ii  openssh-client                1:5.1p1-2  secure shell client, an rlogin/rsh

seahorse suggests no packages.

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Asher Densmore-Lynn <jesdynf at gmail.com>

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