[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#869774: thunderbird 52 needs enigmail 1.9.8 or later

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Thu Jul 27 18:52:10 UTC 2017

On Thu 2017-07-27 17:23:25 +0200, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:59:46 -0400 Daniel Kahn Gillmor
> <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
>> I can confirm that enigmail 2: (from debian testing) installs
>> successfully on jessie and that it appears to fix the underlying
>> problem.
> My experience is different: it installs without a problem, it gives
> warnings while decrypting. And it looks-like it encrypts, but it sent
> plain text.

yikes.  this is a particularly scary failure mode, and i think it is
distinct from the report here, which includes messages simply failing to
send (esp. those with attachments) and some buttons or UI elements being

Could you open this as a separate issue in the debian BTS?  can you help
me to reproduce the behavior you're describing?  I haven't see that yet.

> When I install it from Mozilla, it has the same problem on my machine, I
> am now back to Thunderbird 45 as a work-arround, what works fine.

glad there's a workaround, but it doesn't sound like something
particularly sustainable long term.  if you can help me replicate the
"looks-encrypted-but-sends-in-the-clear" failure mode?


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