Package Details: protonmail-bridge 1.8.7-1

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Package Base: protonmail-bridge
Description: Integrate ProtonMail paid account with any program that supports IMAP and SMTP
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Keywords: bridge email mail protonmail protonmail-bridge
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: protonmail-bridge-bin
Submitter: aimileus
Maintainer: ali.molaei (PMBridge-Devs)
Last Packager: ali.molaei
Votes: 78
Popularity: 1.54
First Submitted: 2018-03-02 16:03
Last Updated: 2021-06-30 06:06

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ali.molaei commented on 2021-04-30 15:25

@eimis yes it's the problem, and more than that, 1.7.0 and 1.7.1 are marked as pre-releases


ali.molaei commented on 2020-04-16 07:52

This package is now being built from source. if you want the binary version, use protonmail-bridge-bin package

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tinwasp commented on 2021-02-19 16:49

Same issue here: lost my account settings with my last update from 1.5.7-1 to 1.6.3-1. This may have happened before but certainly not with the last half dozen updates or so. Decided to downgrade again to 1.5.7-1; now everything's back. Not sure, what the new version does differently.

RonObvious commented on 2021-02-19 13:03

I've found a work-around -- but be warned, it might be dangerous.

I checked the "issues" in the github site for the bridge, and saw several things that were a little similar, but not exactly the problem we've been discussing. However, I did find a reference to the directory "~/.password-store", and found two subdirectories in ~/ .password-store/protonmail-credentials" on my machine. One of the subdirectories was rather old.

So, I tried removing the "~/.password-store" directory (or rather, I moved it to a different name, so I could restore it if needed). After restarting the bridge, and reconfiguring Thunderbird (since I now had new passwords to give to TBird), I can close the bridge and my account is still there when I restart the bridge. I also tried logging out and back in (my "normal" way to close and reopen the bridge), and my account is still there.

So, apparently, in my case at least:
1) protonmail-bridge is the only application using the "~/.password-store" directory and
2) it can get poisoned, but
3) removing it and logging in all over again (to protonmail, and then to Tbird) fixes everything.

This workaround will (obviously (?)) not work if some other application is using the "~/.password-store" directory. Presumably, just eliminating the "protonmail-credentials" subdirectory would be safer, but I can't say whether that would also fix the problem.

RonObvious commented on 2021-02-19 11:46

@cybr8 -- Regarding "pass init": I used my protonmail address as the 2nd argument, i.e. "pass init".

However... I'm still having problems. I can get the bridge up and running, for exactly one session, but if I "close the bridge" and restart it, my account is gone. I've tried clearing the cache and clearing the keychain (using the bridge, after "adding an account"), but I can't the bridge to restart the way it used to.

I'm not at all sure that this has to do with PKGBUILD or AUR or arch, I will go check to see if proton has some kind of website like this one -- but if any other arch/AUR users are also having this problem, and find a solution, I'd love to hear about it. Sorry for bothering everyone who is NOT having this problem.

By the way, I'm using fairly vanilla gnome, and am usng the bride with Thunderbird, for what that's worth.

cybr8 commented on 2021-02-18 09:15

I ran into the same issue as @RonObvious and tried the "pass init" command but didn't succeed. I now get: "credential store: exit status 1: gpg: Fehler beim automatischen holen von '<my-protonmail-address>' Meldungen: Allgemeiner Fehler, Allgemeiner Fehler" still trying to fix this.

hakayova commented on 2021-02-18 03:12

is there anyone else with the same issue?

This happens to me every once in a while with protonmail-bridge-nogui but not with protonmail-bridge. Even more commonly, i.e. with every reboot, I need to stop the bridge service, run protonmail -c confirm that I am logged in via info (occasionally I am not), quit out and restart bridge service. If I need to login again, sometimes the server password is regenerated and I have to change email client settings accordingly. It is annoying but simple to work with and provides an important service, I can live with it. I am sorry for hijacking the thread.

eimis commented on 2021-02-17 10:03

is there anyone else with the same issue?

just updated to 1.6.3 and it's fine, didn't ask me to log in again or anything

ali.molaei commented on 2021-02-17 09:51

Hey @RonObvious, I don't think there are problems with PKGBUILD, because of the fact that -bin package's PKGBUILD is almost exactly a copy of the official PKGBUILD, It looks like to be a problem with your system's default keyring/password-manager, ProtonMail-Bridge stores your passwords in gnome-keyring or pass, and if it cannot open them, then it cannot log you back in! but why it cannot open, and why it wants you to initialize it again? I don't know

And BTW, It didn't happen for me yet, that it wants me to re-login, is there anyone else with the same issue?

RonObvious commented on 2021-02-17 09:39

Had some problems with today's update, but the bridge seems to be running again. My account settings were gone, so I had to add my account again, i.e. enter my name and password (and 2-factor auth code). Then I got an error message telling me

"failed to add user to credentials store: exit status 1: Error: You must run: pass init your-gpg-id before you may use the password store."

(I then switched from protonmail-bridge-bin to protonmail-bridge and had the same problem). I was unsure what was meant by "your-gpg-id" but after running "pass init <my-protonmail-address>" everything worked. The bridge is back up and running. This is not the first time I had to login to protonmail all over again, but the first time I had to run "pass init". I wonder if there's a way to preserve all the settings -- or put another way, if this is a problem with protonmail's software, or with the PKGBUILD (?).

SandboxGeneral commented on 2021-01-02 17:25

Finally working again for me as well once the env's were commented out. Thanks.

ArcoLinux 5.4.86-1-lts

senders commented on 2021-01-02 17:23

@ali.molaei - the latest revision with the commented out envs worked for me.

Linux manjaro-desktop 5.9.11-3-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Nov 28 09:08:57 UTC 2020 x86_64 GNU/Linux