[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#625513: gpa: After creating a new key the expiration date differs from the one that was selected

Siddharta Buda - Hotmail siddharta_buda at hotmail.com
Wed May 4 01:49:01 UTC 2011

Package: gpa
Version: 0.9.0-1

I was creating several test keys without submitting them to any server. 
I noticed that using the "Expires" checkbox is not working correctly as 
the resulting date is different from the one originally selected. At 
first I thought it was my fault, so I created a new key and set it to 
expire at 2011-07-16, but the resulting key had the expiration date set 
to 2011-06-16 (exactly one month of difference). I created a new key and 
set the expiration date to 2012-12-31 and the resulting key was set to 
never expire.
I am able to select any key and change its expiration date using the 
"Change expiration" button and the calendar. The process works correctly 
and the expiration date is the same to the one selected in the calendar.

The contents of the ~/.gnupg/gpa.conf file is:

$ cat ~/.gnupg/gpa.conf
default-key A080A184A810264AA823A13A8A08174A8528AAA0

(Note the default key is a fake one, I modified to include it in this email)

I chose "Normal" priority to report this bug as the keys seem to work 
fine: I encrypted/decrypted several files and clipboard texts; I also 
signed some files, and extract those signatures from them. Everything 
worked fine.

I'm using Debian 6 (squeeze) amd64 on an HP G70-463CL laptop computer.
XFCE is my only Desktop Environment.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
   APT prefers stable-updates
   APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages gpa depends on:
ii  gnupg2                  2.0.14-2         GNU privacy guard - a free 
PGP rep
ii  gpgsm                   2.0.14-2         GNU privacy guard - S/MIME 
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-10        Embedded GNU C Library: 
Shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.24.2-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgpg-error0           1.6-1            library for common error 
values an
ii  libgpgme11              1.2.0-1.2        GPGME - GnuPG Made Easy
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.20.1-2         The GTK+ graphical user 
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime
gpa recommends no packages.
gpa suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information 		 	   		  

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