Saturday, 8 March 2014

Launchpad buildds and capabilities

Hi all,

I am maintaining python-secretstorage package, and I would like to run
gnome-keyring-daemon as part of the build process, to run the testsuite.
However, I noticed that gnome-keyring-daemon fails to start in Launchpad
buildd environment:

gnome-keyring-daemon: error getting process capabilities, aborting

This error message means that capng_have_capabilities() returns CAPNG_FAIL,
which it turn likely means that the kernel has capabilities support disabled
or broken.

Is there any known workaround for that? Or, maybe, this can be fixed on
Launchpad side?

Note: I tried with PPA builders (elnath, marid and peryton to be specific),
but I assume the archive builders behavior will be the same.

Dmitry Shachnev