GPA - unsupported certificate
darkpenguin at yandex.ru
Sat Dec 5 20:33:36 CET 2015
I wanted to report a few bugs in GPA that I've been getting on Debian
Squeeze, but I thought I should check if they still exist in the latest
version. So, I've installed Debian Jessie and got the latest release
(0.9.9) to see if there was any improvement since few years ago.
So, I start "gpa". The first thing I see is the Key Manager window and
an invitation to create a new key. On top of it, an error message
("Unsupported certificate") pops up immediately; on top of this message,
"GnuPG is rebuilding the trust database", which "might take a few
seconds", but takes forever.
I tried to wait, but in the end I just had to close the "trust database"
popup and the "Unsupported certificate" error message. then I proceeded
with generating a new key, and made sure all those old bugs are still
there. And what's more, every time I open the Key Manager window, the
"Unsupported certificate" error pops up again, and there are no keys in
the Key Manager. Not even the one I've created.
Are those really bugs or am I doing something wrong?.. I've tried that
on an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS livecd right after booting it up, to see if it
works on one of the most popular distributions, but all the problems
were exactly the same.
So, the problems are there on Debian Jessie with 3.16 kernel, gpa
0.9.5/0.9.9 and gpg 1.4.18/2.0.26 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with 3.19 kernel,
gpa 0.9.4-1 and gpg 1.4.16/2.0.22. (I didn't upgrade Ubuntu before
trying. Also, seems like GPA uses the gpg2-branch, but does it really
call upon gpg2 and not old gpg, which is hardly possible to remove from
the system without breaking a LOT of dependencies like APT?..) Should I
go on and submit all those things as bug reports, or am I missing
something important here?.. Seriously, things don't work out of the box
and nobody has even noticed?.. I just have a hard time believing it...
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