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    Default workaround - reading pgp-crypted mails with the terminal - not with tbird

    hello dear linux expertsve


    good day. well todoay i have a question regarding an application - tbird in combination with enigmail. currently it does not work - although i have all passwd and gpg-keys here with me. but i damaged something with the profiles - during the upgrade of opensuse.


    since i have not managed to rework the tbird / enigmail issues that arised after update from opensuse 12.3 to 13.1
    i need a nother way to read my mails

    note - i have the keys - is there any appropiate way to read the mails with a tray or any other tool


    a quick and dirty way to read the messages from one (important) mail recipient </ author...

    note - is KGpg a tool that offers a tray to do such things
    or can i read the mail with the terminal!`

    look forward to hear from you
    greetings
    dilbert ;-)
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    Default Re: workaround - reading pgp-crypted mails with the terminal - not with tbird

    update; note - i found such a explanation here - it does not work:

    https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/S...PShellCommands

    When saving a message to a file it's good practice to add the '.asc' extension. Once the file has been successfully saved you can decrypt it using PGP. To do this just type: pgp filename.asc.

    PHP Code:
    EXAMPLE: % pgp message.asc ---> Will produce a readable copy


    Well this does not work - what should i do!?!
    dilbert ;-)
    Wordpress-development - a Toolset: wpgear.org

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    Default Re: workaround - reading pgp-crypted mails with the terminal - notwith tbird

    On 2014-01-18 16:36, dilbertone wrote:

    > arised after update from opensuse 12.3 to 13.1


    Maybe you should verify if you have packages from the old version lying
    around.

    Code:
    rpm -q -a --queryformat "%{INSTALLTIME}\t%{INSTALLTIME:day} \
    %{BUILDTIME:day} %-30{NAME}\t%15{VERSION}-%-7{RELEASE}\t%{arch} \
    %25{VENDOR}%25{PACKAGER} == %{DISTRIBUTION} %{DISTTAG}\n" \
    | sort | cut --fields="2-" | tee rpmlist | less -S
    This will produce a list of packages, the older above. One of the fields
    is the the distribution version.

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    Default Re: workaround - reading pgp-crypted mails with the terminal - not with tbird

    Quote Originally Posted by dilbertone View Post
    update; note - i found such a explanation here - it does not work:

    https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/S...PShellCommands

    When saving a message to a file it's good practice to add the '.asc' extension. Once the file has been successfully saved you can decrypt it using PGP. To do this just type: pgp filename.asc.

    PHP Code:
    EXAMPLE: % pgp message.asc ---> Will produce a readable copy

    Well this does not work - what should i do!?!
    The command given should work for classic PGP mail. But it likely won't work with PGP-MIME. Your best bet is to get thunderbird working. Or "kmail" or "evolution" or "claws-mail" should be able to do it, but there would be a learning curve.

    You can also use "mutt", though it might take a bit of effort setting up a suitable ".muttrc".

    When thunderbird is not running, try:

    Code:
    cd
    mv .thunderbird OLD.thunderbird
    Then start thunderbird and set it up afresh. See if you can get it working that way. Then I think there's a way of importing the saved mail from the old folder.
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    Default Re: workaround - reading pgp-crypted mails with the terminal - notwith tbird

    On 2014-01-18 17:16, dilbertone wrote:

    >
    > PHP code:
    > --------------------
    > EXAMPLE: % pgp message.asc ---> Will produce a readable copy.
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    >
    > Well this does not work - what should i do!?!


    What fails? When you say such things please post the command as you try
    it and the results, inside a single "code tags" block, so that we get a
    clue.

    Are you sure you have the program "pgp"? I don't, it is not available on
    our repos (it is closed source, I believe). I have instead gpg2, and it
    works. I just tried it. The extension .eml, the default for thunderbird,
    works fine.


    By the way: please do not use "PHP code" tags, use plain code tags instead.


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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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