msg is signed but there is no corresponding public key

Bug #259665 reported by Duncan Lithgow on 2008-08-20
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evolution (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

Ubuntu 8.04

What happens
* I get a gpg signed message from someone whose public key is not in my keyring.
* Evolution says "Signature exists, but need public key". When I click on the wax seal icon I get more information as below:

gpg: WARNING: unsafe enclosing directory permissions on configuration file `/home/duncan/.gnupg/gpg.conf'
gpg: armor header: Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)
gpg: Signature made 2007-10-31T23:19:27 CET using DSA key ID 8AB6137F
gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found

* This information is either wrong or something is broken. The public key is on at least one of the listed key servers in Seahorse and Seahorse is set to automatically retrieve remote keys.

What I expected
* I get a gpg signed message from someone whose public key is not in my keyring.
* Evolution either
   * Retrieves the public from a key server and announces that the mess* age is signed correctly
   * Tries to retrieve the public key, but something goes wrong, it tells me what has gone wrong ('Seahorse is not configured to automatically retrieve remote public keys. Please adjust your settings' or 'Seahorse reports that the remote public key is not found on the listed key servers')

In either case the current wording of the message is not useful, 'public key not found' does not help me solve the cause of the problem. did evolution try to find it? did seahorse tyr and fail? why was it not found?

Changed in evolution:
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. That's an upstream issue, could you open it on too?

Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :

This bug has now been added to the Gnome Bug Tracker and linked to this bug report.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in evolution:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: New → Triaged
Changed in evolution:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in evolution:
status: New → Invalid
Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :

bug from 2008. Version not more supported.
change status to invalid.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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