[CentOS] OT-ish: GPG problem
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
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