I installed Mailspring flatpak from Pamac. When I attempt to continue without making a Mailspring account, I get this message: “Mailspring could not store your password securely. Make sure you have ‘libsecret’ installed and a keyring is present”
However, when I check, I can find libsecret installed in pamac. Is there anything else I’m missing?
I am using Manjaro KDE on x86_64.
Check their troubleshooting?
I did, but it just tells me to install libsecret. But it’s already installed.
I was thinking since it’s a flatpak, maybe there’s a sandbox issue? But I don’t have a lot of experience with flatpak.
libsecret from your package manager and try running Mailspring again."
My account is not a guest user and does have a password. I figured that gnome-keyring is not applicable here since I’m using KDE, so that leaves libsecret as the only option left.
I just installed gnome-keyring (official repositories) and libsecrets is also still installed. I then rebooted my computer and tried mailspring again, but I still get the same error.
One more thing I noticed… the wizard seems like it’s struggling to work, like it’s having a hard time retrieving the “pages”, which seem to render like webpages. My internet is rock solid though, so it’s a little surprising. I’m not sure what’s causing it, but I am able to work around it by going back and forth in the initial wizard.
//EDIT: officially they distribute a SNAP and also DEB/RPM packages (I guess the Flatpak is from community), which is what is used for the AUR package (the DEB), which I would use over a SNAP or FLATPAK.
//EDIT2: seems like I have no issue with the AUR version. As I don’t open the keyring when opening my desktop session, it asks for the keyring password when Mailspring starts and everything works. I guess it could be possible to unlock the keyring automatically when the desktop loads (see WIKI), but I’m not gonna test further for me it works with the AUR version.
//EDIT3: seems like I don’t have issue with the Flatpak version either (it asked for my keyring password, I could add a mail account), I will not try but pretty confident the SNAP version would also work properly.
Make sure you have properly installed
gnome-keyring, I guess this is your issue. I would still try to remove the Flatpak, and install the AUR version for a more ‘native’ solution instead of using Flatpak.
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Same here, the AUR package works perfectly fine
2 days ago, I followed the steps in the arch link to set up gnome-keyring. Specifically, I opted to make an .xinitrc file as in the wiki page, then I restarted my computer. Mailspring still didn’t detect my gnome-keyring.
Today (without restarting since last time) I decided to uninstall the flatpak and install the native version in the AUR. It works! It asked me to set a password for my keyring and now I got my email account set up.
I generally prefer native versions, but I was recommended to use the flatpak version from somewhere. I guess I’ll stick to native then.
Thank you very much @omano for your prompt replies and your patience, as well as the rest
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