Shawn Christopher schristopheraz at
Mon Mar 28 13:33:57 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-28 at 10:13 +0100, Tony Arnold wrote:
> Shawn,
> 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.
> Regards,
> Tony.

Well the key I generated was supposed to be a RSA and ElmGL or something
like that. When I try gpg --list-keys it just shows mine and Christian
Marillat's. When I try in evolution it says 

Could not create message.

Because "gpg: skipped `Could not create message.

Because "gpg: skipped `0000D/00AC0000': secret key not available
gpg: signing failed: secret key not available
", you may need to select different mail options.Could not create

I substituted the fingerprint with 0's


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