Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Mon Mar 28 09:13:26 UTC 2005


On Sun, 2005-03-27 at 20:53 -0700, Shawn Christopher wrote:
> Sorry for the E-mail but the more and more I read up on this I get
> confused. I have a gpg key generated and signed. However I have noticed
> where people have keys like 5 lines long and I don't have anything like
> that. Also I noticed that Evolution won't use any key I give it. Now I
> have seen where people have said on the mail-list that evolution won't
> accept it however is there anyway that I can verify the key I created is
> what I want exactly?

Some more details might be useful here. What type of key pair did you
generate, RSA or DSA? What are you looking at exactly when you refer to
the length of your key, your public key converted to ASCII plain text?
The length depends on how many people have signed your key. Hav you
tried using the gpg line mode command to list the keys in your key-ring
etc? gpg --list-keys would be a good start. What happens in Evolution
when you try and sign or encrypt a message?

I've signed this message with my key and I'm using Evolution on Warty.

Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
Manchester Computing, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.
T: +44 (0)161 275 6093, F: +44 (0)870 136 1004, M: +44 (0)773 330 0039
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