[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#870073: enigmail: Does not encrypt and gives alerts after upgrade to Thunderbird 52
Paul van der Vlis
paul at vandervlis.nl
Sat Jul 29 13:20:33 UTC 2017
After the security upgrade to Thunderbird version 52.2.1 Enigmail did not work
anymore. I've tried now Enigmail version 2:22.214.171.124-1~deb8u1 but it has the same
problem. Because I could not install this version of Enigmail using apt, I've
downloaded it from here:
And installed it with "dpkg -i".
When I read an encrypted message in Thunderbird, I get this warning:
GnuPG reported an error in the communication with gpg-agent (a component of
This is a system setup or configuration error that prevents Enigmail from
working properly and cannot be fixed automatically.
We strongly recommend that you consult our support web site at
After this, the message is decrypted.
But when I sent a message to somebody with a PGP key in my keyring, the message
is normally encrypted. But not now, and I do not get a warning about that.
With Thunderbird 45 I did not have these problems.
Paul van der Vlis
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.9
APT prefers oldstable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nl_NL.utf8, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
Versions of packages enigmail depends on:
ii gnupg 1.4.18-7+deb8u3
ii gnupg-agent 2.0.26-6+deb8u1
ii gnupg2 2.0.26-6+deb8u1
ii icedove 1:52.2.1-4~deb8u1
ii thunderbird [icedove] 1:52.2.1-4~deb8u1
Versions of packages enigmail recommends:
ii pinentry-gtk2 [pinentry-x11] 0.8.3-2
enigmail suggests no packages.
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