Bug#775189: mate-session spawns gnome-keyring unconditionally

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Tue Jan 13 09:36:46 UTC 2015

HI Infirit, hi Faidon,

On  Mo 12 Jan 2015 21:25:47 CET, infirit wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:37:29 +0000 Mike Gabriel
> <mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de> wrote:
>> On  Mo 12 Jan 2015 13:38:40 CET, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
>> > Since upstream commit[1] 8a20baf39f781184d6126e0947e9fd4d9a115fab,
>> > mate-session-manager spawns gnome-keyring-daemon, with no option to turn
>> > it off, or pass arguments to it (such as --components).
>> >
>> > While this is bad in itself, it gets worse: keyring is spawned *after*
>> > the regular user-configured autostart programs are run. gnome-keyring's
>> > default set of components includes a GPG & a SSH agent and rightfully
>> > exports SSH_AUTH_SOCK and GPG_AGENT_INFO.
> The gnome compat code is one of the first things to run, even before the
> main manager is started that handles autostart. I am surpised you see it
> being run after autostart... Start mate-session with --debug and look
> for "MsmGnome" in the log to see when it is run.
>> The "clobbering" could be disabled via gconf in GNOMEv2 and I am
>> pretty sure there is something similar possible by manipulating with
>> dconf-editor.
> There is no way to disable it atm other than removing gnome-keyring.
> The reason it is run this way is that MATE relies on
> gnome-keyring/libsecret instead of the forked 2.32 versions. And as
> gnome-keyring does not export the env variables we run gnome-keyring
> which outputs the variables that mate-session then exports them before
> autostarting the wm, desktop etc etc..
> Attached is a preliminary patch that uses a gsettings key to determine
> which parts of the gnome compat should be started. Modify the list in
> gnome-compat-startup and remove the 'keyring' value. This should stop
> the "clobbering" of the variables.
> ~infirit

I have tested infirit's patch and it seems to work, at least for the  
gnome-keyring part.

I could not manage to find gnome-smproxy in Debian, so I presume that  
part of the switch is useless, but relevant to other distros, probably.

I will proceed with retrieving an unblock confirmation for planned  
upload of mate-session-manager 1.8.1-6 which will fix this issue.



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