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Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby imk on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:17 pm

On Nadia, I want to publish some photos from Shotwell to Facebook The only online publishing account enabled in Shotwell by default is "piwigo". An option is also available to "Add more accounts", but clicking it has no effect at all - although Shotwell's Facebook plugin is present and activated. Can I get Shotwell to publish to my Facebook account? Many thanks for any help.
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[SOLVED]: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby imk on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:36 am

The solution is to install package gnome-control-center-signon:

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sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center-signon


This adds the missing Online Accounts manager to System Settings (gnome-control-center) and enables Shotwell's
"Add more accounts..." feature to invoke it.

The root of the bug is Ubuntu's patch shotwell 0.12.3-0ubuntu2. Changelog:

shotwell (0.12.3-0ubuntu2) quantal; urgency=low

* debian/patches/06_uoa.patch
- Added UOA support
* debian/control
- added build depends libsignon-glib-dev and libaccounts-glib-dev


which introduced online-account integration (UOA = Ubuntu Online Accounts) but
did not give the package the new dependency upon gnome-control-center-signon
that it would require for this functionality to work.

The bug does not appear in Ubuntu Quantal because it installs gnome-control-center-signon
by default.
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby Fraoch on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:46 am

Just wanted to bump this thread to inform new users this problem still appears with LM 15 and Shotwell 0.14.1. This was supposed to have been fixed in Shotwell 0.14.0.

Looks like Ubuntu's patch adds an undeclared dependency which continues. If you install from the Ubuntu repositories you will probably encounter this bug. I suppose if you compiled your own you might avoid this.

The workaround listed above works perfectly.
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby SunWorks on Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:21 pm

Fraoch wrote:The workaround listed above works perfectly.

Problem still exists with Qiana Mint 17.
Unmet dependencies re: Unity.

This is an annoying problem since Picasa also is bug ridden.

VERY difficult to promote Linux when there isn't a decent, basic photo management program.
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby Fraoch on Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:43 am

I've been using gThumb ever since Shotwell started acting up on me.

It publishes to Flickr and Facebook.

Works fine on LM 17.
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby Fraoch on Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:54 pm

Bumping this to say that gThumb can no longer publish to Flickr since they went to an https only upload format, and that shotwell won't upload under Linux Mint at all.

So now there's nothing. :(
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby colyn on Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:15 pm

The issue has been fixed in Shotwell 0.18.1

Add the below ppa...

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... untu-1404/
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby Fraoch on Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:06 pm

colyn wrote:The issue has been fixed in Shotwell 0.18.1

Add the below ppa...

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... untu-1404/


Thanks but the issue in Shotwell is it needs packages which would radically alter Linux Mint.

It will install fine but it cannot publish to any photo sharing websites without the authentication packages listed above. Yet when you try to install it:

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$ sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center-signon
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package gnome-control-center-signon is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However, the following packages replace it:
  unity-control-center-signon:i386 unity-control-center-signon

E: Package 'gnome-control-center-signon' has no installation candidate


You need to install Unity, which would more or less turn Linux Mint into Ubuntu.
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby colyn on Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:35 pm

Fraoch wrote:Thanks but the issue in Shotwell is it needs packages which would radically alter Linux Mint.

It will install fine but it cannot publish to any photo sharing websites without the authentication packages listed above. Yet when you try to install it:

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$ sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center-signon
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package gnome-control-center-signon is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However, the following packages replace it:
  unity-control-center-signon:i386 unity-control-center-signon

E: Package 'gnome-control-center-signon' has no installation candidate


You need to install Unity, which would more or less turn Linux Mint into Ubuntu.


I tried it in Mint 17 Mate and it works for me and I did not have to install anything else..
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby Fraoch on Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:37 am

colyn wrote:I tried it in Mint 17 Mate and it works for me and I did not have to install anything else..


Ah, makes sense - MATE is based on GNOME so gnome-control-center-signon should be available.

On Cinnamon it tries to pull in Unity.
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Re: Can't enable publish-to-Facebook in Shotwell

Postby colyn on Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:24 pm

Fraoch wrote:
colyn wrote:I tried it in Mint 17 Mate and it works for me and I did not have to install anything else..


Ah, makes sense - MATE is based on GNOME so gnome-control-center-signon should be available.

On Cinnamon it tries to pull in Unity.


The newest ppa version does not use gnome-control-signon. The issue was fixed in Shotwell's own signon feature. They just had to add https instead of http. Just checked and gnome-control-signon is not installed..

This was also the issue with KDE's DigiKam and Gwenview signin..

I should also mention it works fine in XFCE too..
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