docker-compose should not require golang-github-docker-docker-credential-helpers package

Bug #1796119 reported by nyet on 2018-10-04
This bug affects 22 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
docker-compose (Ubuntu)
golang-github-docker-docker-credential-helpers (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Due to, there should be a way to remove or not install golang-github-docker-docker-credential-helpers

Please remove the strict dependency on golang-github-docker-docker-credential-helpers.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in docker-compose (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
nyet (nyetwurk) on 2018-10-04
no longer affects: golang-github-docker-docker-credential-helpers (Ubuntu)
Changed in golang-github-docker-docker-credential-helpers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
nyet (nyetwurk) wrote :

Should be golang-docker-credential-helpers?

nyet (nyetwurk) wrote :

Also, it is brought it due to python3-dockerpycreds

Kevin Kramer (kmkramer71) wrote :


I had 4 Bionic installs that just had docker-ce installed from the repo along with pip docker and this issue hit me. These hosts did not have docker-compose installed. I just had to `apt -y remove golang-docker-credential-helpers; pip install docker` to get it to work via command line or saltstack state apply.

nyet (nyetwurk) wrote :

The whole idea that avoiding deb packaging fixes the problem is a serious problem. The culture of docker (containers, pip, snap, etc) seems to encourage abandoning sane packaging because it's too difficult, apparently.

plan::B (3a-ubrntu-ua) wrote :

my workaround for now is renaming /usr/bin/docker-credential-secretservice - login works again, but I did not test what else it might break.

plan::B (3a-ubrntu-ua) wrote :

just found another solution using pass (apt-get install pass (and some dependencies I'd rather not want to have installed, but still better than having to install gnome-keyring...) ). this will not store plain text credentials in your ~/.docker/config.json.

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