Does this error matter?

Erik Helin erik.helin at
Fri Feb 21 10:16:21 UTC 2020

On 2/20/20 4:17 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 2/17/20 12:56 PM, Erik Helin wrote:
>> On 2/17/20 11:00 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> On 2/17/20 9:08 AM, Erik Helin wrote:
>>>>    From the message it seems like the libsecret library can't start the
>>>> 'org.freedesktop.secrets' service, you might want to check in
>>>> /var/log/syslog to see if there are any additional log messages (see for
>>>> example [6]). If you believe you have found a bug in libsecret then you
>>>> can file an issue in their GitLab issue tracker [7]. Unfortunately there
>>>> is not much Skara can do to help fix this issue, this error occurs at
>>>> lower level in your GNU/Linux desktop stack :(
>>> Yeah, OK. So there's some problem there.
>>> Does Skara need this stuff? Git seems to work without it.
>> Yes, Git works fine without this. Skara does not strictly need this,
>> but the Skara tooling will ask you for you username and personal
>> access token (PAT) every time if you do not store them in a
>> credential store using a credential helper.
>> We do support supplying your token via an environment variable for
>> users who do not wish to (or are unable to) use a token store. See
>> the description under the "Manual" section on the Skara wiki [0] for
>> an example using gpg.
> Yes! It took a while to get it working because (I think) there is a
> mistake in the Wiki. It says:
>    [credentials ""]
>    username = foobar
> I think "credentials" is wrong. It keeps asking me for my username. If
> I change this to "credential" it seems to work.

Yes, you are correct, sorry about the typo :( I have updated the wiki as 

> This is much better for me than depending on a token store: all it
> needs is a working GPG, and I guess everyone has that. It doesn't need
> a GUI or anything, it works everywhere.

Great that you got it working!


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