[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#869774: Corrections - propably wrong cause

Adrian Bunk bunk at debian.org
Thu Jul 27 09:42:26 UTC 2017

Control: submitter -1 Shevek Mandragou <shevbug at gmx.de>

On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 02:18:57PM +0200, Shevek Mandragou wrote:
> Hi there,
> OP here, I'm sorry but I noticed that i made a couple of mistakes:
> a) the email address I submitted with the above bugreport no longer
> exists. Please use this one instead.
> b) I though that enigmail broke after a recent upgrade, but according to
> changelog
> (http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/e/enigmail/enigmail_1.8.2-4~deb8u1_changelog)
> it seems that the last jessie upgrade of the package (a security
> upgrade) was actually on 22 Nov 2015 (really!?!?)

Your bug report says:

> Versions of packages enigmail depends on:
> ii  thunderbird [icedove]  1:52.2.1-4~deb8u1


The timing of your email mataches the Thunderbird 45 -> 52 upgrade in 
jessie, and this would not be the first time that a Thunderbird update
requires an enigmail update in jessie.

> Left with that, I currently have no more ideas how to find the real
> source of the problem. Since we are using enigmail for work, this is an
> outright desaster. I would appreciate any help in troubleshooting and
> finding the actual cause of the problem.

Installing the enigmail package from stretch or the latest one from 
unstable might fix your problem.

Something like that is then also required for jessie
(relevant people added to the recipients of this email).

On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 03:20:41PM +0200, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> I have the same problem, I also get the error "This is an encrypted
> OpenPGP message. In order to decrypt this mail, you need to install an
> OpenPGP add-on." But Enigmail is installed. A reboot did not help.
> As a work-arround I've downloaded Enigmail from Debian 9, and installed
> it using "dpkg -i".
> I can encrypt messages without a problem now, but when I decrypt a
> message I get this alert:
> ------
> Enigmail alert:
> GnuPG reported an error in the communication with gpg-agent (a component
> of GnuPG).

After a short look at [1] there seem to be problems with Thunderbird 52 
left in the enigmail 1.9.7 in Debian 9, that are either fixed in 
in Debian unstable or might even require further upstream fixes.

Is your problem fixed when you install the 2: package from unstable?


[1] https://sourceforge.net/p/enigmail/bugs/687/

BTW: I am not the maintainer and not even a user of enigmail.


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