[Bug 180640] Re: "Crypto Settings" tab of Contacts module in kontact will not allow one to set a PGP/GPG key to use

Richard Birnie arbyuk at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 28 21:50:17 UTC 2008


OK I've got it now. I'm running Intrepid with KDE4.1.2. The behaviour in KDE4 is slightly different but there is still a problem. Interestingly if I do the following:
1. Open Kontact
2. Select Contacts from the left sidebar
3. Choose a contact
4. Right click > edit contact
There is no crypto settings tab.

If I open Kaddressbook as a standalone application then perform steps
2-4 then I do get a Crypto settings tab. That might be a separate bug of
it's own.

To get back to the point. 
Navigate to the Crypto settings tab
The 'preferred OpenPGP encryption key' box is grey and empty. Presumably because I've never set it up.
Click 'Change' next to the 'preferred OpenPGP key' box
Dialogue appears 'OpenPGP key selection'
My PGP key is listed in the box. A pop-up box appears automatically saying 'fetching keys' with a progress bar scrolling back and forth. It continued to do that for the next 10 minutes before I hit cancel.
If I then click 'Start Certificate manager' I get the error described here 'Could not start certificate manager; please check your installation'.

Another observation. The 'Start Certificate manager' button actually has
a help icon and it's tooltip on mouse over is 'show help' Not sure if
that's supposed to happen or not.

On my version the 'OpenPGP key selection' dialog has 4 buttons.
>From left to right:
Start certificate manager
Reread keys
OK
cancel
Hitting OK causes my key to be shown in the 'Preferred OpenPGP key' box on the contact card as expected.

kaddressbook --version
Qt: 4.4.3
KDE: 4.1.2 (KDE 4.1.2)
KAddressBook: 4.1


** Changed in: kdepim (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Confirmed

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"Crypto Settings" tab of Contacts module in kontact will not allow one to set a PGP/GPG key to use
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/180640
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