Uninstall gnome-keyring

Asked by Anca Emanuel on 2012-04-12

I installed Chromium browser. Then I am asked for a password every time I launch Chromium.

I think that gnome-keyring is an unusefull program, an I purged it. But it uninstalled Ubuntu Software Center.
Why the f... it depends on it ?

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2013-10-24
Anca Emanuel (anca-emanuel) said : #1

Wow now with more and more crap:

sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-keyring
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  oneconf python-compizconfig python-central ubuntu-sso-client-gtk gir1.2-unique-3.0 python-ubuntu-sso-client ubuntu-sso-client landscape-client
  landscape-common
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libept1.4.12 synaptic
Suggested packages:
  dwww deborphan
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  apt aptdaemon apturl landscape-client-ui landscape-client-ui-install language-selector-gnome nautilus-share piuparts python-aptdaemon
  python-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets python-aptdaemon.gtkwidgets python-aptdaemon.pkcompat python-reportbug python-software-properties reportbug sessioninstaller
  software-center software-properties-gtk ubuntu-extras-keyring ubuntu-keyring ubuntu-minimal ubuntu-tweak ubuntuone-control-panel-common ubuntuone-installer
  unattended-upgrades xul-ext-ubufox
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libept1.4.12 synaptic
WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed.
This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
  apt ubuntu-keyring (due to apt)
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 26 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 862 kB of archives.
After this operation, 12.7 MB disk space will be freed.

What ARE you smoking ? now apt ?

the keyring isn't just for the browser. it's also for nautilus accessing shares, graphical ftp clients, email clients, network managemer and other applications too. i suggest you keep it.

Al (wenjint88) said : #3

I don't store ANY passwords on my computer EXCEPT for my admin/login password. I don't like having one program with control over any and all passwords. I would much rather have a password program built into the OS that was just for accessing the OS and directly related OS functions. A seperate password program that could be used to save passwords and login info for other functions as the user wished should be an OPTION not manatory. Having all your eggs in one basket and almost no control over it does not seem like a good system to me and diffinetly NOT in the Linux tradition. I would diffinately like to see the current "Keyring Access" go away and seperate systems like I noted above replace it.
Al

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