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You can commit you project using subversion as follows:

svn commit -m “Your comment here for your modification on the project” –username <gmailusername>

Then the following prompt should be opened for commiting your project successfully…

Password for ‘<gmailusername>’:

For this password, you should give your code.google.com password assigned to you while hosting your project.

First time commiting project using svn commit will work properly.

If you are commiting your project next time, you can get the prompt like

Password for ‘(null)’ GNOME keyring:

which means, Multiple keyrings are present on a users system. All users will have a default keyring, and another which is only stored in memory. For each commit, gnome-keyring stores the user details in another keyring. To disable this, open the config file in the subversion from the home folder as follows:

selva@selva-laptop:~$ cd .subversion/

selva@selva-laptop:~$ ls

auth  config  README.txt  servers

open the ‘config’ file with any text editor,

selva@selva-laptop:~/.subversion$ gedit config

inside the text file, look for the line ‘password-stores = no’ under ‘[auth]’ section and uncomment it & remove the value ‘no’ for it to look like ‘password-stores = ‘. Then, save and close config file.

Finally, open another file named ‘servers’ in text editor,

inside the text file, look for the line ‘store-passwords = no’ under ‘[global]’ section and just uncomment it. Then, save and close ‘servers’ file.

That’s it. Now, you can commit your project anytime with the code.google password assigned to you.


Booming GNU/Linux,

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Comments on: "Solution: Password for ‘(null)’ GNOME keyring" (15)

  1. Thanks… looking for this half a day…

  2. Worked like a charm for me! Cheers.

  3. Thanks for the tip. It was driving me crazy.

  4. Thanks a lot…
    It helped me a lot.

  5. Thanks..helped me..

  6. thx this help me a lot 🙂

  7. Thanks man, you saved my day.

  8. worked for me!

  9. Pavel Stemberk said:

    this helped me on ubuntu 10.04 32bit:

    apt-get purge gnome-keyring


  10. Thats really helpful, thanks.

  11. Fergus Henderson said:

    I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Gnome Desktop 2.30.2.
    I went into “Applications > Accessories > Passwords and Encryption Keys”,
    selected “Passwords: login”, and deleted that (“Edit > Delete”), and that solved the problem for me.

    This solution is similar to “apt-get purge gnome-keyring” but not as drastic, since it doesn’t affect other packages (apt-get prompted that it was going to remove 23 packages!) and since it doesn’t delete other passwords/keys stored in gnome keyring.

  12. You saved me a lot of time, thanks.

  13. Michel David said:

    ‘rm ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring’ it works for me!!!

  14. Thanks really helpful

  15. Thanks a lot Michel David

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