Seahorse fails to import PGP public key
several users reported that since the upgrade to tails 4, they are not able to import PGP public keys anymore from seahorse.
Upstream bug reports:
but nobody seems to work on it there.
importing the key from a terminal with
gpg --import should work
#7 Updated by intrigeri 2019-11-10 15:40:11
> A user has reported that modifying key details has issues as well, I’m not sure if this is related to this issue. Let me know if I should open a new ticket.
This seems to be a different problem. At this point we don’t know if they share a single root cause, so yeah, let’s track them separately.
#10 Updated by goupille 2020-01-14 16:51:03
- Assignee set to sajolida
@sajolida, a lot of users are reporting this problem, nobody seems to work on that there, so it may be a good idea to add it to the known issues list, with a more thoroughly workaround documentation for people unfamiliar with command line ?
#11 Updated by emmapeel 2020-01-20 10:33:38
> @sajolida, a lot of users are reporting this problem, nobody seems to work on that there, so it may be a good idea to add it to the known issues list, with a more thoroughly workaround documentation for people unfamiliar with command line ?
yes please. also https://www.reddit.com/r/tails/comments/ep13c4/_/feo518d/
Our template goes like:
I think that you are affected by this bug : https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/seahorse/issues/236 We have this ticket on our own bugtracker to see what we can do on our side : https://redmine.tails.boum.org/code/issues/17183 In the mean time you should be able to import you keys from a terminal : Applications>Favorites>Terminal type the following command (with a space at the end and without pressing 'enter') : gpg --import Drag and drop the key file in the terminal and press enter.
#17 Updated by sajolida 2020-03-18 18:08:30
- Assignee changed from sajolida to cbrownstein
- Target version set to Tails_4.5
- Feature Branch set to doc/17183-import-gpg-key
It’s been a top issue since 4.0 so I consider it as core work (Feature #17247).
Here is a branch; written under the influence of a powerful virus possessing my body, so probably highly buggy!
@cbrownstein: Please have a look!
emmapeel, goupille, @numbat: Someone from help desk too please :)
#19 Updated by sajolida 2020-03-26 17:58:57
Here is the patch.
#23 Updated by cbrownstein 2020-04-10 22:37:21
- Assignee changed from cbrownstein to sajolida
I pushed a single small improvement to my branch. Otherwise, looks good!
#25 Updated by sajolida 2020-04-14 00:35:14
- Assignee deleted (
emmapeel goupille @numbat Merged, see: https://tails.boum.org/doc/encryption_and_privacy/gpgapplet#import
#26 Updated by sajolida 2020-04-14 00:36:36
emmapeel goupille @numbat: Merged, see https://tails.boum.org/doc/encryption_and_privacy/gpgapplet#import