Enigmail and PGP from GNU

Muzer muzerakascooby at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 14:42:21 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:
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> H.S. wrote:
>> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>> $ sudo aptitude install pgp and then sudo aptitude install enigmail.
>>> Reboot and then look at your Thunderbird. Up ther with File and Edit is
>> No, there is no need to reboot for this.
>> People with Windows background: In Linux, rebooting is necessary when
>> one wants to change the kernel being used. In almost all other
>> circumstances, no rebooting is necessary, certainly not for installing
>> and using the above mentioned two package.
> 	Sorry but your law that you NEVER reboot Linux is in this case an
> error. You have to think to understand why. And actually do it to see.
> 	At time one Thunderbird is up and running. You load GNUPGP and
> Enigmail. Enigmail needs to modify Thunderbird a lot. It does so I think
> by writing to thunderbird on the hard drive. It doesn't show up on
> Thunderbird.
> 	Yes I think you can delete Thunderbird and then start it again and it
> will work. But to just reboot is easier.
> 73 Karl
> - --
> 	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
> 	Linux User
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> Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org
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Nope, rebooting X (Ctrl + Alt + Backspace if you disabled dontzap, 
otherwise type /etc/init.d/gdm restart at a tty session), or even just 
logging off and on again, are both solutions that will do the same 
without restarting. Remember, Linux and most of the lower-level apps 
that run on it were designed with being a server in mind, which needs to 
be rebooted as little as possible. The only time when you absolutely 
need to reboot is when you updgrade the kernel and want to use the new 

Version: 3.1
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