enigmail does not find gpg-agent in kde

uteck theuteck at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 15:44:28 UTC 2011

I think you need you need to install 'kgpg' so KDE has the hooks to
use PGP. I am not sure if that is installed by default.

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Andre Massing
<andre.massing at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Hi there!
> I have already asked for some advice at the ubuntu-user list a week
> ago, so sorry for the cross-posting, but I haven't got any reply yet..
> So maybe it is a more kubuntu-specific. So the problem is that
> I recently ran into the following problem after I installed the
> kubuntu-desktop in addition to my Gnome desktop:
> After logging in into KDE thunderbird/enigmail complains
> "Could not start the gpg-agent program which is needed for your GnuPG
> 2.0.17"
> Checking my environments variables in Konsole reveals that the
> GPG_AGENT_INFO variable was not set.
> Strangely everything works out of the box under gnome 3 + thunderbird
> + enigmail with the same enigmail settings, GPG_AGENT_INFO is set etc.
> (BTW, gpg executable is manually set to gpgp2 in the enigmail preferences)
> After some googlging it seems that the gnome-key-ring is somehow used
> to communicate with gpg-agent, and I remember I was asked for a
> password once or twice during my first login into KDE (but not any more).
> Is there maybe an issue with not starting some required services from
> within the KDE session?
> Does anybody has any ideas or pointers where to start to investigate
> and to nail down that problem? Or has anybody experienced somehow
> similar problems? I could not find any bug report or question related
> to that issue...
> And, of course, any help, pointers etc. are very much appreciated!
> Cheers,
> Andre
> Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (GNU/Linux)
> Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/
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