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Old 05-24-2013, 05:56 AM   #1
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port over tbird with enigmail & gnupg from one opensuselinux to another: doable`?

port over tbird with enigmail & gnupg from one linux to another

... including all passwords
... excluding any mail - without any mails
... to get all things running (with kpgp - preferred)

is this doable?
Old 05-26-2013, 01:36 AM   #2
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If all the keys/file are in your home, just copy the ~/.* folders to your new OpenSUSE.
Old 05-26-2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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Hello dear Elv13

many thanks for the answer - the keys / file is no problem at the moment.

Originally Posted by Elv13 View Post
If all the keys/file are in your home, just copy the ~/.* folders to your new OpenSUSE.

many thanks for the answer and the hints.

note - as i say below - i have (after getting kgpg to work ) generated a new key. so i guess that i now did all what is necessary to run the gnugpg-agent.

Well i was wondering how i invoke the gpg-agent - but at the moment i think that after the first start of KGpg and after
creating a first key-pair the gpg-agent is running for ever and ever. The agent will get started after system start.
Well - since i have managed to enter / import all the keys into KGpg i think i am lucky and the credentials are loaded.

So now i think all necessary things are done - to proeceed running (and using) thundermail and enigmail.

....well now i am facing a new problem.

kgpg does not start while kgpg -k does

well i thougth that kgpg should start at start up of the computer but it can't:

if i get it starting up with the command kgpg -k in console then it runs - but not with an other way to start - in system tray nothing happens.

if you press the button - nothing happens.

by the way - after i have set up a new key-pair
so i guess that i now have all done that is needed to invoke the gpg-agent

but the question is: do i need to start KGpg in the terminal

starting it with the command kgpg -k in console seems to work

everytime i close kgpg - then the only way to restart is - by doing this via the command in terminal
the other (alternative) way - starting it with some clicks in the sytem tray - does not work at all.

why is this so!?

Elv13 - I love to hear from you



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