Bug#900270: Fails to display the signing key when the signing key has multiple subkeys

Ulrike Uhlig ulrike at debian.org
Mon May 28 10:12:00 BST 2018

Package: libcryptui
Severity: normal


Seahorse relies on libcryptui to display a signature after file
verification. However, this is broken when the signing key has multiple
subkeys. This was reported upstream:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=774611 and a patch was merged
into master / libcryptui 3.20.

I think this behavior results in a UX issue, which makes it impossible
for users using a GUI to be sure that a file is verified.

It would be nice to cherry-pick those patches in Debian. This would not
only allow Tails users to make use of this feature (That's where this
request an patches are originating from, see

I've also opened an issue to ask for a new upstream release as 3.12
dates back to 2014: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libcryptui/issues/1


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