SVN checkout fails to authenticate

When running:

svn checkout –username *** –password ‘****’

I got :

WARNING: gnome-keyring:: couldn’t connect to: /tmp/keyring-fTq763/pkcs11: No such file or directory
Password for ‘default’ GNOME keyring: *****
svn: OPTIONS of ‘’: authorization failed: Could not authenticate to server: rejected Basic challenge (

Problem could be damaged keyring or wrong keyring password.

To fix quickly :

pkill keyring

re-run the checkout.

Voila ! you get a new keyring and the process works. Checkout goes through.

Njoy 🙂


As a desparate measure :

mv /usr/bin/mate-keyring-daemon /usr/bin/mate-keyring-daemon.rubbish

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