[CentOS] OT-ish: GPG problem

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 15:35:29 UTC 2009

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 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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