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Re: Gnome keyring - lack of error on failing to unlock the keyring

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 10:43:04 -0400

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> I found some strange behaviour in simple_gnome_keyring_first_creds() and
> the three similar functions. If we try to unlock the keyring and the
> attempt fails, the code says, "give up and try the next provider" and
> returns no error but does not set (or save) the credentials. Is that
> right? I think it should return an error in that situation.

Suppose you have a client built with GNOME keyring support but you
have never created a keyring and do not use it. Shouldn't SVN just
continue to use the pre-existing password mechanisms, albeit with the
new warning about plaintext? Why should it throw an error?

Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-10-09 16:43:12 CEST

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