Setting up a new laptop - importing keyrings
cannewilson at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 13 09:15:16 CET 2009
On Monday 12 January 2009 23:20:33 Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I'm setting up a new netbook, and have copied into the .gnupg folder
> > my keyrings and associated files from this laptop. Kgpg lists the
> > keys correctly, but all is not well. When I try to set keys for
> > signing and encryption I get the endless searching bar, as Chris
> > described a few days ago.
> I know nothing of Kpg, but perhaps we can determine whether the issue
> is with gpg or Kgpg and that might narrow down where to look.
> > I considered starting from an empty keyring and importing signatures
> > as they arrive in kmail, but I think the problem is that I don't
> > know how to get the secret key recognised.
> Are your secret keys listed by "gpg --list-secret-keys" ?
Yes, they are. All CLI commands work fine.
> If so, then
> the problem isn't with the keyrings. It could be with Kgpg or the
> gpg-agent setup (IIRC, that was what the problem a few days ago was).
I think something is preventing communication between kmail and the keyrings,
but only in some circumstances. While I can't, in the Fedora installations,
set my key to encrypt mail, I can read the encrypted mail that comes to me.
I don't think that agent is the problem - it holds the passphrase for the
correct amount of time. This is the agent conf file:
# GPGConf disabled this option here at Fri 13 Jul 2007 10:47:33 IST
# log-file socket:///home/anne/.gnupg/log-socket
###+++--- GPGConf ---+++###
###+++--- GPGConf ---+++### Sun 11 Jan 2009 08:44:43 GMT
# GPGConf edited this configuration file.
# It will disable options before this marked block, but it will
# never change anything below these lines.
It may be relevant to mention that on my Mandriva laptop I use keychain to
help with remote administration. There, when I open konsole for the first
time each morning, I'm asked for the passphrase. I always then see
* Warning: can't find annew at kde.org; skipping
Identity added: /home/anne/.ssh/id_dsa (/home/anne/.ssh/id_dsa)
can't connect to `/home/anne/.gnupg/log-socket': Connection refused
If this (the last line) isn't relevant to this particular problem I'll deal
with it in a separate thread later. It doesn't appear to stop anything
working. On that particular laptop everything works as expected except for
automatically importing keys for signed emails.
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