GPA fails to verify certain .asc files

Peter Lebbing peter at
Sat Jan 24 20:25:25 CET 2015

On 24/01/15 20:05, Philip Jackson wrote:
> Using GPA 0.9.4 in linux.
> I downloaded a file and its signature as a .asc from a website that I have
> used many times.  While looking at the spelling of the filename, I
> accidentally clicked on the signature file and launched GPA so decided to
> use it to verify the download.  GPA gave me a 'bad' status.

I think this might be related to this:

Quoting that mail:

> Now waiting which tools or scripts will break.  I checked a few (including
> dpkg) and they do the Right Thing.

Did the tool GPA just break? :). What is the proper solution anyways? A file
picker dialog for the signed data?



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