[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#634930: gpa: GPA unusable due to "General Assuan error"

Kjö Hansi Glaz kjo at a4nancy.net.eu.org
Thu Oct 4 21:22:08 UTC 2012

Package: gpa
Version: 0.9.0-2
Followup-For: Bug #634930

Dear Maintainer,

Some info on the status of this bug on a fresh wheezy.

- Install wheezy with the installer beta2
- Install gpa
- Start gpa
- I get three dialogs. I can't click/close any of them

1. GPA error

    The GPGME library returned an unexpected error. The error was:

        General Assuan error

    This is probably a bug in GPA.
    GPA will now try to recover from this error.


    You do not have a private key yet. Do you want to generate one now
    (recommanded) or do it later?


    GnuPG is rebuilding the trust database. This might take a few

- On the terminal, I get the following message:

    ** Message: switched engine to `/usr/bin/gpg2'

- I had to kill gpa from a terminal to close it
- I installed 0.9.3-1 from experimental and I got the same behaviour.
- I created a public/private key pair using the commandline, then start GPA: I
  still get the "General Assuan error" but I can click close, and then
  use the GPA interface. However, most actions throws "General Assuan
  error" and fail

Thanks by advance for your work,


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