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Re: [opensuse] KGPG : Serious fault
On 04/06/18 11:01, John Andersen wrote:
On June 3, 2018 11:17:40 PM PDT, ellanios82 <ellanios82@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 04/06/18 06:04, John Andersen wrote:
On 06/03/2018 07:56 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
On 06/03/2018 03:50 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
Well DUH!

/usrbin/pinrentry is a script.
Therein is code to detect what desktop you are using.
If it is looking for KDE4 and you are using KDE5 then you have a
See line 47. Change that 4 to 5
I see XFCE is not listed, either. I see a pin-entry window when I
type the passphrase, but I didn't pay much attention. I'll see next
This can also byte you if you do a minimal X install and then
Tbird/enigmail. In this case there is no pinentry dependency for
Tbird/enigmail and when you attempt to reply to a signed e-mail, you
lock one
core at 100% - until you kill Tbird.

I have worked around it by just hunting down the right pinentry
pinentry-gtk2), but this is a problem that should be fixed going
forward. I
know it has been around since at least 13.1.

But can't we assume that some form of Pin Entry did appear, because
the OP
stated that it did in fact decrypt the file, and showed it to be
in spite of the error message?

Are we not Up the wrong tree barking? (again).

 - me , OP : using XFCE on Tumbleweed :

 "Decryption : upon entering password , error message appears

 saying "Decryption failed" , but , there is a tiny box for "Details"
: upon opening details , full-page , there appears

entire file in Decrypted form in PLAIN TEXT !

This is alarming and dangerous ."


 thank you

So we don't have a pinentry problem. You were asked for and supplied a password.

Nor was it dangerous. You did supply the correct password, and it properly
decrypted the file. If you could Key in any random password, or none at all,
THAT might be dangerous.

Alarming, perhaps.

Clearly you were alarmed. Now that you know that the only failure was a bogus
error message, I rather suspect it's a lot less alarming.
 - thank you , thank you

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