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This may be a silly question, but I am having a problem with GPG inside of Kmail. I have already installed GPG, generated a key, signed it and imported it into Kmail via the "Security" setup options. My problem is whenever I send myself an encrypted email, just as a test, when I try to read the received mail, I get a large error message inside the email saying the file cannot be decrypted. I am probably missing something minor, but I have spent a couple hours trying to figure out why I can't decrypt my own email with my own key. It doesn't even prompt me for my password, it just says the encryption plug-in could not decrypt the message.
I am using Mandriva 2006, so I think the Kmail version is 1.8. As for gpg-agent that is another thing, whenever I go to the command line I get a message saying gpg-agent is not running, but I am pretty sure it is installed. Maybe I just need to reconfigure gpg-agent?
I tried that script twice and it started kmail but still I get the message when I look at the encrypted email of "Encrypted Data Not Shown" and it says the "crypto-plug-in failed." Maybe I don't have gpg-agent installed afterall. Is there a way to check? When I go to the terminal and enter: "gpg-agent" I get the following reply:
can't connect to '/home/me/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': no such file or directory
gpg-agent: no gpg-agent running in this session
If it isn't installed, is there a quick link from where I can download an rpm?
First, let me say thanks for all of your replies, Tinskter.
As for the command "which gpg-agent"
I get the following return:
So, I suppose gpg-agent is indeed "located" and "installed." Any other suggestions? I have generated a public and private key, have the key inside of Kmail signed, have gpg-agent running. What am I missing?
Is there any way to get the gpg I have installed to work with Kmail? If not should I get OpenGPG? If I need to do that, can you tell me quickly how to "uninstall" GPG (if I need to) when I install OpenGPG? Also, will my current key be compatible?
I opened the RPMDrake utility on Mandriva and it has an option to see what software you currently have installed. It appears I have two versions of GPG installed. The packages are as follows:
The summary and description is identical on both, it reads:
Summary: GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement
Description: GnuPG is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC2440.
The last line is what confused me relative to what you said earlier. It says here that gpg is "complaint" with OpenPGP.
Maybe I need both of these packages or maybe one needs to be uninstalled? I really have no idea since it seems whenever I install new software that the rpmdrake utility often says it needs to install other supporting files. Maybe one package works in a supporting role with the other?
gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.5
I get the exact same msg:
Encrypted message (decryption not possible)
Reason: Crypto plug-in "openpgp" could not decrypt the data.
Error: Decryption failed
Encrypted data not shown.
End of encrypted message
gpg-agent IS running.
Even tried opening the msg.asc with Kgpg and nothing happens.