Attempt to install would lead to removal of essential packages

Bug #796752 reported by Sam_ on 2011-06-13
This bug affects 26 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
seahorse-plugins (Debian)
Fix Released
seahorse-plugins (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: seahorse-plugins

After upgrade from Natty to Oneiric, Synaptic displays seahorse-plugins as not installed residual config. Attempt to reinstall the package would remove a bunch of other essential packages. (no-screenshot).
seahorse-plugins allows gedit to en-decrypt textfiles, otherwise user needs to work in a terminal, which wouldn't be user-friendly.

Since LP doesn't let me upload screenshots anymore, here is the list of packages to be removed when attempting to install seahorse-plugins:
desktopcouch, gnome-keyring, indicator-weather, libsyncdaemon, libubuntuone, python-desktopcouch-application, python-ubuntuone-control-panel, software-center, ubuntu-sso-client, ubuntuone-client, ubuntuone-client-gnome, ubuntuone-control-panel, ubuntuone-control-panel-gtk.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: seahorse-plugins (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.39-3.10-generic 2.6.39
Uname: Linux 2.6.39-3-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jun 13 20:09:37 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110423)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: seahorse-plugins
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sam_ (and-sam) on 2011-06-13
description: updated
description: updated

Thanks for the report, that is due to the fact that there hasn't been an
seahorse-plugins release after 2.30. See

 tag upstream
 affects ubuntu/seahorse-plugins
 status triaged
 importance high
 affects seahorse-plugins

Changed in seahorse-plugins (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Changed in seahorse-plugins:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown

Thanks for the response and bug report which doesn't seem to be worked on; what a pity. I'll have a look if there is a gedit-plugin as replacement.

Changed in seahorse-plugins:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → New
Changed in seahorse-plugins (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Bug #832888 comment #3 says package was removed.

Changed in seahorse-plugins (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote :

Since debian sets it to fixed by removing the package unsure if this needs here to be set to won't fix or also fix released in order to close this bug. Advise appreciated.
There is already a wishlist to package 3.0.2 on Bug #862609

Felipe Castillo ( wrote :

Is there any replacement we can use in Oneiric while we wait? I really need this!

joehill (joseph-hill) wrote :

So there's no way to encrypt/decrypt things in gedit or nautilus any more? Is the only way now to use the command line? I'm really dumbfounded if there's no graphical way to use gnupg any more.

papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

I'm closing this bug as the package has been removed from the archive. The upstream has replaced this package by seahorse-nautilus and its packaging is tracked at bug 862609. Please see that bug for more information. Thanks.

Changed in seahorse-plugins (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in seahorse-plugins:
importance: Critical → Undecided
status: New → Invalid
summary: - [Oneiric] Attempt to install would lead to removal of essential packages
+ Attempt to install would lead to removal of essential packages
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