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Old 12-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 + multilib
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Slackware 14.1 Having problems with KGpg

I am having a problem with KGpg. I only use it for symmetrical encryption of files. Never an issue with 13.37 or 14.0

If I right click on a text file in Konqueror and select Actions->Encrypt File, I get the KGpg dialog box. Next I click on Options button at bottom, and select ONLY symmetrical encryption. Click Ok and the dialog box goes away and nothing happens.

What is suppose to happen is another dialog box is suppose to popup and ask for a passphrase. Then after entering your password, a new file is created: filename.txt.gpg.

However DE-Crypting works: if I click on an already encrypted .gpg file, KGpg properly launches a dialog box which asks for the passphase and once entered KGpg properly de-crypts the file.

Also if I just go to a terminal and type: gpg --symmetric myfile.txt
I will be asked for a passphrase and the text file will be property encrypted.

Any ideas?
Old 12-27-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 + multilib
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I fixed it by replacing the kgpg binary (/usr/bin/kgpg) on my Slackware 14.1 machine with the kgpg binary from my Slackware 14.0 machine.

Slackware 14.0 /usr/bin/kgpg v2.7.4 (WORKS).
Slackware 14.1 /usr/bin/kgpg v2.9.1 (Broken).
Old 12-30-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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My KDE-enabled Slack box was decommissioned recently so I can't confirm your bug report.

I noticed you marked this thread "SOLVED" but I think it would be good if someone else with Slack14.1+KDE would try to reproduce the error reported.

If confirmed, this would help Pat prepare a real solution (overwriting with 14.0's binary isn't the right way to solve this).



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