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Re: The gpg wizard

On Saturday 29 November 2008 20:19:35 Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > If I call kgpg I can see all the keys on my keyring, but I'm having
> > problems with kmail.  It can't set a key for either signing or
> > encryption - it says it is fetching the key - and it also says that
> > it is checking the key at the same time - but they go on until you
> > stop them.
> >
> > If that were all I'd think that I either had a gpg setup/install
> > issue or the daemon wasn't starting, but it's not that simple.
> > KMail can see and use the keys to notify the status of signed
> > emails, and can even decrypt encrypted mail.
> >
> > I'm left wondering how KMail can be seeing and using the keys in one
> > situation, but not the other.  All ideas would be truly welcome.
> > Otherwise, when I get back from a few days' break I'm going to try
> > thunderbird.  I'd hate to do that as a long-term solution, though,
> > particularly since KMail on my Mandriva laptop is still functioning
> > correctly.
> Odd.  It definitely sounds like something kmail or kgpg related.  If
> it was gnupg, I wouldn't think you'd be able to descypt things.
> You could skip setting up Thunderbird and just test gpg from a
> terminal.  If you can list keys, sign, verify, encrypt, and decrypt
> from the command line, that would seem to rule out gpg.
> Some example commands to try:
> gpg --list-keys
> gpg --list-secret-keys
> echo testing> /tmp/gpgtest
> gpg --sign -a /tmp/gpgtest
> gpg --verify /tmp/gpgtest.asc
> gpg -r annew kde org --encrypt /tmp/gpgtest
> gpg --decrypt /tmp/gpgtest.gpg
> (Replace annew kde org if that's not the address on one of your keys.)

Yes, all the commands work, although during the encrypt and decrypt I got

can't connect to `/tmp/gpg-h6iHaR/S.gpg-agent': No such file or directory

That may or may not indicate a problem, but considering gpg-agent's purpose I 
doubt if it is the cause of my trouble.


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