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passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

I just upgraded Ubuntu to 18.04 and now passwordgorilla does not work. Doing a
search I find a problem that states TCL needs to be installed for 18.04.

bob@Saturn:~$ sudo apt install tcl
[sudo] password for bob:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
tcl is already the newest version (8.6.0+9).
tcl set to manually installed.
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
fonts-wqy-microhei
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
bob@Saturn:~$

Shows TCL is already installed.

Any suggestions on what to do next?

Comments

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By Colin Law at 06/11/2018 - 03:20

How are you installing passwordgorilla?

What error are you getting? Run it from the command line if necessary to
see errors.

Coin

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By Bob at 06/11/2018 - 13:14

** Reply to message from Colin Law < ... at gmail dot com> on Mon, 11 Jun 2018
08:20:09 +0100

I installed passwordgorilla a few years ago from the software center.

It has been working until I upgraded from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04.

bob@Saturn:~$ password-gorilla
/usr/share/password-gorilla/gorilla.tcl: 3: exec: tclsh: not found
bob@Saturn:~$ tclsh

Command 'tclsh' not found, but can be installed with:

sudo apt install tcl

bob@Saturn:~$ sudo apt install tcl
[sudo] password for bob:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
tcl is already the newest version (8.6.0+9).
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
fonts-wqy-microhei
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
bob@Saturn:~$

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By Oliver Grawert at 06/11/2018 - 14:06

hi,
Am Montag, den 11.06.2018, 10:14 -0700 schrieb Bob:
ciao
oli

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By Bob at 06/11/2018 - 23:12

** Reply to message from Oliver Grawert < ... at ubuntu dot com> on Mon, 11 Jun 2018
20:06:22 +0200

It looks like the patch for this bug has been fixed.

The only patch in that bug report is:

As a workaround, you can modify the file:
/usr/share/password-gorilla/gorilla.tcl

xec tclsh8.5 "$0" ${1+"$@"}
to
exec tclsh "$0" ${1+"$@"}
to patch the issue.

The file /usr/share/password-gorilla/gorilla.tcl is correct on my system.

The problem I have has a different error message.

/usr/share/password-gorilla/gorilla.tcl: 3: exec: tclsh: not found

Where should tclsh be found?

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By Oliver Grawert at 06/12/2018 - 05:47

hi,
Am Montag, den 11.06.2018, 20:12 -0700 schrieb Bob:

similar issue though ...

$ ls -l /usr/bin/tclsh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Nov 20  2015 /usr/bin/tclsh -> tclsh8.6
$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/tclsh
tcl: /usr/bin/tclsh
$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/tclsh8.6
tcl8.6: /usr/bin/tclsh8.6

so tclsh is typically a symlink to the versioned tclsh command...

did you take a look at pasaffe btw ? it is similar to passwordgorilla
but does not use an ancient programming language and is well integrated
in ubuntu ...

ciao
oli

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By Bob at 06/13/2018 - 02:43

** Reply to message from Oliver Grawert < ... at ubuntu dot com> on Tue, 12 Jun 2018
11:47:12 +0200

I created a simlink and now password gorilla is working.

I assume that the upgrade to 18.04 deleted the link and did not recreate it
later.

I will look at pasaffe. The main reason I use password gorilla is because it
runs on multiple operating systems.

Thank you very much.

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By David Fletcher at 06/13/2018 - 03:07

On Tue, 2018-06-12 at 23:43 -0700, Bob wrote:
There's also Revelation, which I've been using for several years
without problems. I think it's Linux only though.

Dave

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By J at 06/15/2018 - 11:58

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 3:07 AM, David Fletcher < ... at thefletchers dot net> wrote:
Additionally, Lastpass that I've used for a few years that works on
Linux, Windows, OSx, IOS and Android and does a very good job.

It will also generate and store random string passwords, so everything
you need to log into can have a completely random password.

Jeff

Re: passwordgorilla not working on 18.04

By David Fletcher at 06/15/2018 - 17:04

I know that it's not a specialist password manager but something else
I've started using lately to keep sensitive information private is
encryptpad.

It works like notepad or gedit or xed except that a passcode is used to
save it encrypted. Been using it for a few weeks now it seems to be OK.

Dave