Bug#508332: seahorse: won't add personal SSH key to authorized_keys file

Sébastien Villemot sebastien.villemot at ens.fr
Wed Dec 10 09:34:12 UTC 2008

Package: seahorse
Version: 2.22.3-2
Severity: normal


When I go to the "Properties" dialog box of my personal SSH key, seahorse
refuses to let me tick the checkbox entitled "The owner of this key is
authorized to connect to this computer".

In other terms, seahorse refuses to copy the content of ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
into ~/.ssh/authorized_keys.

When I do the copy manually, the checkbox becomes ticked in seahorse. I can
untick it, but I will then be unable to tick it again.


Sébastien Villemot

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.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                      2.7-16        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.6.4-6.1     The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                1.2.1-4       simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.76-1        simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgcc1                    1:4.3.2-1     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               2.16.6-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0          2.22.3-2      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             1:2.22.0-5    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                2.12.11-4     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libgtksourceview2.0-0      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              2.4.11-1      OpenLDAP libraries
ii  libnautilus-extension1     2.20.0-7      libraries for nautilus components 
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1-gtk 0.4.4-3       sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d                4.7.1-4       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              1.20.5-3      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               2.4.1-2       an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libxml2                    2.6.32.dfsg-5 GNOME XML library

Versions of packages seahorse recommends:
ii  openssh-client                1:5.1p1-3  secure shell client, an rlogin/rsh

seahorse suggests no packages.

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