Need help with GPG + Thunderbird + Enigmail on a RaspberryPi

Juergen BRUCKNER juergen at
Sun Nov 18 17:54:26 CET 2018

Hi Stefan,

the ex- and import of the keys at commandline in terminal works fine.

But I wanted to make screenshots of the process for a presentation i
would use for a training of "newbies" and there i under no circumstances
want to work in terminal or commandline interface.

And i could reproduce this error/failure on another Raspi too.


Am 18.11.18 um 15:34 schrieb Stefan Claas:
> On Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:52:14 +0100, Juergen Bruckner wrote:
>> Hello Groups,
>> I do this as crossposting on gnupg and enigmail - lists.
>> Raspian: November 2018 (Kernel 4.4)
>> Thunderbird: 52.9.1 - 32bit
>> Enigmail 2.0.8 (20180804-1515)
>> all installed from the Raspbian-sources
>> At the moment I try to etablish a "Backup-Mail-Client" on a
>> RaspberryPi with Thunderbird, GnuPG and Enigmail.
>> So far so good - I brought all to run, except problems with the import
>> of GPG keys.
>> When I try to import a key I just exported a minute before from my
>> desktop pc there is only the public key imported. And YES I double
>> checked to export the secret key.
>> I did export and try to import via Enigmail.
>> Can anyone figure out where i make a mistake or where there is an
>> error?
> Hi Juergen,
> while i no longer use Enigmail, i would try to export your secret key
> with gpg --export-secret-key Juergen and then see if it imports
> properly on the other side.
> Regards
> Stefan
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Juergen M. Bruckner
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