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Bug 609222 - makes accounts invisible on keyring failure
makes accounts invisible on keyring failure
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 586562
Product: empathy
Classification: Core
Component: Accounts
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: empathy-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-02-07 10:06 UTC by Omer Akram
Modified: 2010-03-23 12:22 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Omer Akram 2010-02-07 10:06:34 UTC
originally reported at:

"If empathy cannot access the keyring to fetch a password, then the account vanishes from the accounts list until the authorization is granted.

1. Set your keyring password to be non-empty.
2. Add a number of accounts to empathy.
3. Log out. Log back in. Start empathy.
4. Pick 'deny' each time empathy prompts for the keyring password.
5. empathy will now give you the initial setup dialogue, acting as if there are no accounts. If you get past this and look at the accounts page, it will indeed be empty.
6. Quit empathy. Start t up again. The accounts page will still be empty.
7. Log out. Log back in. Start empathy.
8. Give authorization when prompted.
9. The accounts will have returned.

This is particularly awkward as it's tempting to add all your accounts to empathy again when they are apparently 'deleted'. This'll end up having multiple copies of each account, and as removing accounts in empathy is extremely non-obvious (#441409), it's decidedly not a good user experience.

empathy ought to just mark them disabled if it can't log them in (as Pidgin does)."
Comment 1 Omer Akram 2010-03-23 11:53:54 UTC
Is this a duplicate of bug 118800 in other words ?
Comment 2 Omer Akram 2010-03-23 11:55:02 UTC
oops that was bug 586562 instead of 118800
Comment 3 Guillaume Desmottes 2010-03-23 12:22:08 UTC
Yeah that's the same issue.

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 586562 ***