Seahorse can't change password GDBus.Error: org.freedesktop.Secret.Error.NoSuchObject:The collection does not exist

Bug #1048484 reported by angelique on 2012-09-10
This bug affects 42 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
seahorse (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

it's not possible to change keyring passwords

Test Case:
Enabling left panel and right click on login keychain, choose change password.

Error message:
GDBus.Error: org.freedesktop.Secret.Error.NoSuchObject: "The collection does not exist"

Regression Potential:
The feature could keep not working

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
richud ( wrote :

on every login since upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 , I now have to enter my login password again after logging in to open the keyring. (Trying to change the password causes this bug report error.)

Tom Jaeger (thjaeger) wrote :

Who decided not to update gnome-settings-daemon with the rest of gnome?

Tom Jaeger (thjaeger) wrote :

The new interface was introduced in 9b12bfdd245867f928651bc5414cba67a3f84169, but it doesn't revert -- not even close. I think going back to 3.4.1 makes the most sense at this point, since it doesn't look like bug #1008840 is getting addressed for quantal.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
description: updated
Timothy Arceri (t-fridey) wrote :

Upstream has release 3.6.1 with a fix for this.

Սահակ (petrosyan) wrote :

I can't see seahorse-3.6.1 neither in proposed nor in updates. When will this be pushed out?


Changed in seahorse:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Sadi Yumuşak (sa-yu) wrote :

@Սահակ (petrosyan): I think the table at the top shows that the Gnome folks fixed it, but Ubuntu folks are still working to package it for Ubuntu Quantal as a Low Priority task ;-)

Angel Mass (angelmass) wrote :

I am experiencing the same issue... It's just very annoying.

Սահակ (petrosyan) wrote :

It is also very strange that even Ubuntu 12.10 proposed updates repository does not have the new packages yet. I wonder what is taking them so long.

Hello ange, or anyone else affected,

Accepted seahorse into quantal-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 change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, 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!

Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Nicolay Doytchev (lightrush) wrote :

Works as expected.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

installing the new seahorse package + reboot + unlocking keyring gives the ability to change keyring password.
At next reboot, no prompt for unlocking keyring anymore.
Everything is ok for me
Thanks !

angelique (ange) wrote :

Thank you vorlon!

Sadi Yumuşak (sa-yu) wrote :

Just upgraded to version 3.6.2 (64-bit) successfully! Thanks a lot!

Սահակ (petrosyan) wrote :

version 3.6.2 works as expected. Thanks!

Sorry, when the fix will be released??

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package seahorse - 3.6.2-0ubuntu1

seahorse (3.6.2-0ubuntu1) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
    + Fix problem where keyring items overwrite one another. Regression since
    the migration to libsecret. Items stored manually by choosing 'Stored
    Password' overwrite one another. (BGO: #686407)

seahorse (3.6.1-0ubuntu1) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    - Strip DBus errors before displaying them
    - Fix regression for changing a keyring master password (lp: #1048484)
    - Updated translations
  * debian/patches/use_valid_help_url.patch:
    - Let help buttons point to valid documentation references (lp: #853137)
 -- Iain Lane <email address hidden> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:50:08 +0100

Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of this Stable Release Update 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 regresssions.

Ok but when can we do this update?? Now or later???

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package seahorse - 3.6.3-0ubuntu1

seahorse (3.6.3-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  * New upstream version
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:41:34 +0100

Changed in seahorse (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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