[CentOS] OT-ish: GPG problem

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 17:09:43 UTC 2009


On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 16:36 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Monday 05 January 2009 15:35:29 JohnS wrote:
> > On Sun, 2009-01-04 at 19:54 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > I'm asking here because it is the best resource I know for knowledgeable
> > > people.  The problem in question occurs on my Fedora 9 box and Fedora 10
> > > netbook, while another person, Chris, has the problem on a Mandriva 2009
> > > box. Whatever is causing it, that leads me to think that it's not
> > > distro-specific. Both of us are using kmail.
> > >
> > > Kgpg sees and lists all the keys on my keyring.  Setting up cryptography
> > > for kmail on the boxes in question is where the problem lies.  KMail does
> > > not appear to be seeing the keyrings.  When you try to select your key,
> > > the list is empty.  If you type in the key ID and ask it to fetch the
> > > keys you get an endless back and forward progress bar.
> > >
> > > As an experiment, on my F10 netbook I renamed the ~/.gnupg folder and
> > > recreated it by logging in.  I did not copy my keyrings across.  I then
> > > asked for my key to be imported, and that completed correctly.  I then
> > > turned to KMail, but still my key could not be seen or used.
> >
> > I dont use KDE but I would really think your Key ID has to be in the
> > Mail Client itself. There should be a place for it. Use gpg on the
> > commandline. See man gpg.
> >
> I need gpg to work with kmail - and it does on most of the boxes I've set up.  
> For some reason, though, on my two Fedora boxes and Chris's Mandriva box kmail 
> will not associate with the gpg keys.  There's no way that I can see that this 
> can be set up manually - unless it is written into an rc file.  I'll 
> investigate that possibility.

http://freebsd.kde.org/howtos/gnupg-kmail.php

For BSD but should be similiar in steps. Check it out or search kde.org
> 
> > > I think that that experiment rules out any possibility that I had
> > > introduced the problem by copying in config files and keyrings from
> > > previous versions.
> > >
> > > Can anyone suggest further lines of enquiry?  Thanks
> > >
> Anne
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