Bug 474419 - Seahorse don't prompt for passwords, show "Bad password" error.
Seahorse don't prompt for passwords, show "Bad password" error.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: seahorse (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-03 13:55 EST by Ví­ctor Daniel
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:07:37 EST
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Description Ví­ctor Daniel 2008-12-03 13:55:14 EST
Description of problem:
Seahorse don't prompt for gpg passwords, showing a "Bad password" error.

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Actual results:
show "Bad password"

Expected results:
Prompt password

Additional info:
This issue occurs in systems where pinentry-gtk is not installed, in the xfce spin for example.

Seahorse package currently not require pinentry-gtk, and this is needed to solve this problem.
Comment 1 Dominic Hopf 2009-05-29 10:40:43 EDT
I've got similar caused problems because pinentry-gtk is not installed. When trying to sign a foreign key with seahorse without pinentry-gtk installed, seahorse freezes and doesn't react on any input, neither on mouse nor on keyboard. A prompt for the passphrase of the own key is missing.
After killing seahorse there is still a pinentry-process which needs 100% of cpu load, but without any output.
Installing pinentry-gtk solved that problem. I think it would be a good idea to declare pinentry-gtk as a dependency of seahorse.
Comment 2 Tomáš Bžatek 2009-06-01 12:24:16 EDT
I've added explicit pinentry-gtk dependency to the rawhide package (seahorse-2.27.1-2.fc12), want to get some testing before pushing to stable Fedora releases.
Comment 3 Michael Schwendt 2009-09-01 13:01:24 EDT
Makes sense.

> After killing seahorse there is still a pinentry-process which
> needs 100% of cpu load, but without any output.

seahorse requires gpgme, which in turn requires gnupg2, which in turn requires pinentry, which by default is only for ncurses.
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