Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: No seahorse plugins in Ubuntu 12.04 - why?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Beans
    331
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Question No seahorse plugins in Ubuntu 12.04 - why?

    There seem to be no seahorse plugins available for ubtuntu 12.04.

    I am a bit surprised about this.

    Why weren't they included? They are useful for GPG encryption and decryption.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Williams Lake
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: No seahorse plugins in Ubuntu 12.04 - why?

    This was discussed fairly recently in this subforum, see this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1928660

    Is seahorse-nautilus what you are looking for? It's in the repositories.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: No seahorse plugins in Ubuntu 12.04 - why?

    Just I would add that this new plugin is some kind of broken. It works for decryption of files, but when it comes to encryption it is buggy and it selects rather random key from the keyring. It offers to select a key as it should be, but will then pick just about any key it finds. So not very useful.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Williams Lake
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: No seahorse plugins in Ubuntu 12.04 - why?

    Quote Originally Posted by ottosykora View Post
    Just I would add that this new plugin is some kind of broken. It works for decryption of files, but when it comes to encryption it is buggy and it selects rather random key from the keyring. It offers to select a key as it should be, but will then pick just about any key it finds. So not very useful.
    Have you created a bug report? Or is there an existing one?

    Bugs effecting security, usually get repaired fairly quickly.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: No seahorse plugins in Ubuntu 12.04 - why?

    well actually I have send a mail to one of the devs listed in the about.

    There are many other problems as well, the seahorse has its own passphrase deamon and this one fights with other passphrase caching agent. In some cases it is not possible to clear the passphrase from the cache which makes the whole seahorse plugin very dangerous as it has no own control over the caching of the passphrase.

    For that reason I had to remove the nautilus components of seahorse until they get fixed.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: No seahorse plugins in Ubuntu 12.04 - why?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Have you created a bug report? Or is there an existing one?

    Bugs effecting security, usually get repaired fairly quickly.
    so now I had some time and filed two more bugs for the seahorse and its components, but there are so many bugs reported and apparently there is nobody interested in clearing them.

    It did all work fine in 10.10 still, but now all seem to be broken.

    Also I was surprised why the text encryption decryption addon was simply removed from the gedit, for no reason I would say, as similar mechanism is now found in geany and works there fine.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: No seahorse plugins in Ubuntu 12.04 - why?

    Just want to mention: got some response from one of the devs of seahorse, basically meaning the problem is with ubuntu and not with seahorse, I should complain with ubuntu.


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •