Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate

Posted: 12-07-2008, 01:13 PM
I am running Thunderbird 2.0 on Vista Ultimate. In the past versions of
Thunderbird and Windows, I had Enigmail working fine. This time around
I am getting some errors messages.

Here are the installation details:

OS - Vista Ultimate
Thunderbird 2.0.0.18 - Works fine
Gpg4win 1.1.3 - Works fine (can list private and public keys)
Enigmail 0.95.7 - Does not work with the existing keys listed in GPG.


Here are the error messages that I am getting:

___________________________

C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG\gpg.exe --charset utf8 --batch --no-tty
--status-fd 2 --with-fingerprint --fixed-list-mode --with-colons
--list-secret-keys

gpg: Oops; key lost!
node 0097AC00 01/00 type=public-key keyid=XXXXXXXX a=17 u=13 ..v.
node 0097AB20 00/00 type=user-id
<snip>
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Any ideas how to import keys in Enigmail's key chain on Vista?

Thank you in advance.

NJ

Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate


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Mick Murphy
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RE: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-07-2008, 08:27 PM
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...e+Search&meta=

Google is your best friend.
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"Neil Jones" wrote:
> I am running Thunderbird 2.0 on Vista Ultimate. In the past versions of
> Thunderbird and Windows, I had Enigmail working fine. This time around
> I am getting some errors messages.
>
> Here are the installation details:
>
> OS - Vista Ultimate
> Thunderbird 2.0.0.18 - Works fine
> Gpg4win 1.1.3 - Works fine (can list private and public keys)
> Enigmail 0.95.7 - Does not work with the existing keys listed in GPG.
>
>
> Here are the error messages that I am getting:
>
> ___________________________
>
> C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG\gpg.exe --charset utf8 --batch --no-tty
> --status-fd 2 --with-fingerprint --fixed-list-mode --with-colons
> --list-secret-keys
>
> gpg: Oops; key lost!
> node 0097AC00 01/00 type=public-key keyid=XXXXXXXX a=17 u=13 ..v.
> node 0097AB20 00/00 type=user-id
> <snip>
> ___________________________
>
> Any ideas how to import keys in Enigmail's key chain on Vista?
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
> NJ
>
Hank J.
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Re: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-07-2008, 09:55 PM
On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 12:27:00 -0800, Mick Murphy
<MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Google is your best friend.
Might be your choice, but I prefer having a real person for a best
friend.
Mick Murphy
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Re: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-07-2008, 10:07 PM
Back again Snidley.
You don't have friends.
--
Mad Mike


"Hank J." wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Dec 2008 12:27:00 -0800, Mick Murphy
> <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Google is your best friend.
>
> Might be your choice, but I prefer having a real person for a best
> friend.
>
Neil W Rickert
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Re: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-08-2008, 03:59 AM
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Neil Jones <castellan2004-nschap@remove-this.yahoo.com> writes:
>I am running Thunderbird 2.0 on Vista Ultimate. In the past versions of
>Thunderbird and Windows, I had Enigmail working fine. This time around
>I am getting some errors messages.
I am not noticing a problem. Admittedly I am primarily a unix
user, so perhaps I haven't stressed Vista enough. Incidently, my
Vista is home premium 32bit. I doubt that the home premium makes a
difference, but if you are using 64bit, there's a possibility that
the problem is there (though I don't know why).

The one problem I did have, was updating to a newer version
of enigmail. The update never seemed to take. I switched to
installing globally, and that solved the problem.

NOTE: To install globally, I start a command prompt with "runas Adminstrator".
I then CD to the directory containing thunderbird on the C: drive,
and then to a directory containing the extension on the D: drive. Then
I use
c:thunderbird -install-global-extension enigmail-0.95.7-tb+sm.xpi
>OS - Vista Ultimate
>Thunderbird 2.0.0.18 - Works fine
>Gpg4win 1.1.3 - Works fine (can list private and public keys)
>Enigmail 0.95.7 - Does not work with the existing keys listed in GPG.
I have the same versions of Thunderbird, gpg4win, enigmail, but
vista home premium. I'll try some stress testing this week, and post
again in about 1 week.

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Neil W Rickert
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Re: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-11-2008, 05:36 AM
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Neil Jones <castellan2004-nschap@remove-this.yahoo.com> writes:
>I am running Thunderbird 2.0 on Vista Ultimate. In the past versions of
>Thunderbird and Windows, I had Enigmail working fine. This time around
>I am getting some errors messages.
I spent some more time stressing enigmail 0.95.7 on 32bit Vista
home premium. I could not get it to break. It seems to be working
fine for me.

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Neil Jones
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Re: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-12-2008, 01:26 PM
Neil W Rickert wrote:
> Neil Jones <castellan2004-nschap@remove-this.yahoo.com> writes:
>
>> I am running Thunderbird 2.0 on Vista Ultimate. In the past versions of
>> Thunderbird and Windows, I had Enigmail working fine. This time around
>> I am getting some errors messages.
>
> I spent some more time stressing enigmail 0.95.7 on 32bit Vista
> home premium. I could not get it to break. It seems to be working
> fine for me.
>
Thank you for replying and trying this out! I would hate to reinstall
Thunderbird/ggp4win/enigmail from scratch (especially after configuring
all the settings). I guess I will create a backup and try to reinstall
this weekend.

I will keep you posted.

Thank you once again for trying to help.

NJ
Neil Jones
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Re: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-13-2008, 10:45 PM
Neil W Rickert wrote:
> Neil Jones <castellan2004-nschap@remove-this.yahoo.com> writes:
>
>> I am running Thunderbird 2.0 on Vista Ultimate. In the past versions of
>> Thunderbird and Windows, I had Enigmail working fine. This time around
>> I am getting some errors messages.
>
> I spent some more time stressing enigmail 0.95.7 on 32bit Vista
> home premium. I could not get it to break. It seems to be working
> fine for me.
>
I have uninstalled Enigmail, Thunderbird followed by GPG (gpg4win and
GPG). None of the data files in the "AppData" directory were deleted.
Then I repeated by installing in the following order - GPG (not gpg4win)
followed by Thunderbird and then Enigmail.

Enigmail still shows the same error message as previously stated.

I will see if generating keys will make any difference. (I would prefer
to use my existing keys from the key ring).

NJ
Neil W Rickert
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Re: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-14-2008, 12:31 AM
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Neil Jones <castellan2004-nschap@remove-this.yahoo.com> writes:
>I will see if generating keys will make any difference. (I would prefer
>to use my existing keys from the key ring).
I am using a keyring copied from unix. So it should not be necessary
to generate the keys there. It might need a gnupg keyring rather
than a pgp keyring, but converting them is possible if that's
the problem.

Is it possible that you have some other version of gpg somewhere on
your path, and enigmail is getting the wrong one? Maybe use a
command prompt, and try

gpg --list-keys
gpg --version

to see if the command line is working, and if it is the version
you think you installed (I am seeing version 1.4.7). As I recall,
"gpg4win" installs a command line version of gpg in
C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG\pub
and adds that to your PATH. I'm not certain, but I think enigmail is
searching the path rather than looking in the registry to locate gpg.

I think the software is looking in
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\GnuPG
for the keyrings. However, Vista is treating "Documents and
Settings" and "Application Data" as symbolic references to other
directories, so that directory should actually turn out to be
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\GnuPG
(replace "user" by the login account name in Vista).

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Neil W Rickert
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Re: Enigmail errors on Vista Ultimate
Posted: 12-14-2008, 04:58 AM
Neil Jones <castellan2004-nschap@remove-this.yahoo.com> writes:
>Then I repeated by installing in the following order - GPG (not gpg4win)
>followed by Thunderbird and then Enigmail.
I missed that you did not install gpg4win this time.

Looking back at your earlier message, I think gpg is not finding
your keyrings.

Earlier versions, or versions not from gpg4win, are possibly
expecting keyrings in a different place. And, as I recall, registry
entries used with earlier versions are different from the registry
entries used with gpg4win.

If you open a command prompt, and run

gpg --help

then the first or second line of output should be the directory
where it is looking for your keyrings.

 
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