Why are my signatures being labelled as bad?

Malte Gell malte.gell at gmx.de
Sat Apr 22 04:31:35 CEST 2006

On Wednesday 19 April 2006 21:47, Robert Smits wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out why I can send encrypted messages to myself
> at home from my work computer, and they come through just fine, but
> signed messages to myself from my work computer come labeelled as
> having a bad signature.
> Work computer - Suse Linux 9.3 running Kmail and KGpg.
> (...)

This is probably a Kgpg issue. The same here with "Umlauts" (ä ü ö),Kgpg 
considers clearsigned text as bad. Example:


Cut and paste the content of this patch description into Kgpg´s internal 
editor and it´ll say broken signature. Download the patch description 
and verify it manually using "gpg --verify MozillaFirefox-52838" and 
you´ll see the sig is fine. There must be a nasty bug somewhere in Kgpg 
Trying every possible configuration, either in Kgpg or gpg.conf hasn´t 


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