[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#869774: thunderbird 52 needs enigmail 1.9.8 or later [was: Re: Bug#869774: Corrections - propably wrong cause]

Maquis maquis at riseup.net
Fri Jul 28 16:20:18 UTC 2017

On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 at 15:00:28 -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> At any rate, i think it's working now (modulo a follow up on Paul van
> der Vlis's experience of sending out cleartext mail as a separate
> issue, which i'm unable to reproduce).  Please follow up if the updated
> packages haven't resolved your issues, Shevek.

First of all, thanks a lot for your efforts here and your work to
provide the new packages to jessie as well, dkg!

At work, we have decided to switch to using the add-on from
addons.mozilla.org until we can be sure that the discussion around
supporting enigmail as a package in debian is resolved in such a way
that the thunderbird and enigmail packages of one distribution will
remain compatible during future upgrades. We would prefer to be using
enigmail as a debian package rather than relying on 3rd party sources,
and we do believe that it is a plugin of particular importance since
it's the only means (afaik) that provides thunderbird with OpenPGP
capabilities, but we can't risk having colleagues that do not have
command line knowledge losing access to secure communication for a whole
day like we just have, so until this issue is resolved, that's what
we'll be doing.

Anyway, on my personal machine, I have just tried to update to the new
package, but it seems I'm still on 2:1.8.2-4~deb8u1 :

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-cache policy
apt-cache policy enigmail
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2:1.8.2-4~deb8u1
  Version table:
     2:1.8.2-4~deb8u1 0
        500 http://ftp.se.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main i386 Packages
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main i386 Packages

I assume that's because I'm using an i368 arch?
(At work we have 64bit machines.)


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