gnome-keyring-daemon lacks a man page

Bug #1421955 reported by Lars Noodén
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-keyring (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

gnome-keyring-daemon lacks a man page telling about the program and how to use it. It currently has only a place holder with virtually no information.

The gnome-keyring developer added a better manpage in 3.10 but this wasn't noticed by the Debian packages until 3.12. Therefore, this is just a packaging problem as the better manpage is already provided in the package source. This bug therefore affects Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but not 16.04 LTS.

Test Case
$ man gnome-keyring-daemon

Does the manpage provide program options?

Regression Potential
None. The gnome-keyring-daemon manpage in 14.04 LTS is so minimal as to be basically useless.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gnome-keyring 3.10.1-1ubuntu4.2
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-45-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Feb 14 16:16:18 2015
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release powerpc (20140416.2)
SourcePackage: gnome-keyring

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Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "man page draft for discussion" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha)
no longer affects: gnome-taquin (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: gnome-taquin (Ubuntu Trusty)
Changed in gnome-keyring (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-keyring (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Low
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha)
description: updated
Mathew Hodson (mhodson)
tags: added: manpage
Changed in gnome-keyring (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha)
tags: removed: patch
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Lars, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-keyring into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

After installing gnome-keyring 3.10.1-1ubuntu4.3 from trusty-proposed on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.5, man gnome-keyring shows a much more complete manpage.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote : Update Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for gnome-keyring has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-keyring - 3.10.1-1ubuntu4.3

gnome-keyring (3.10.1-1ubuntu4.3) trusty; urgency=medium

  * Use upstream gnome-keyring-daemon man page instead of stub Debian
    version (LP: #1421955)

 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Sat, 06 Aug 2016 22:43:35 -0400

Changed in gnome-keyring (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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