gpg problems

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Tue Jul 28 07:50:35 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 28 July 2009 06:34:40 Eli Wapniarski wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 July 2009 01:36:55 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > I wrote:
> > > That's normal. Chiasmus was developed by the BSI (more or less
> > > Germany's equivalent of the NSA) and so all their work is classified by
> > > default. They only declassified a Window$ binary. There's evidence
> > > towards the existence of a GNU/Linux command-line version, but said
> > > version appears to be still classified and thus not publicly available.
> > > And the source code appears to be classified entirely. So I don't think
> > > Chiasmus will be available in Fedora any time soon.
> >
> > PS: And the only reason it's supported at all in KMail is that the
> > companies working on KMail encryption were contracted by the German BSI
> > and the BSI apparently requested that option to be present for their
> > internal use.
> >
> > If the presence of the useless option really annoys or confuses users, we
> > could of course patch it out, but I don't think it's worth doing that.
> >
> >         Kevin Kofler
> But maybe it would be a good idea to get upstream provide some inidication
> of that on the dialogue box itself and scanning should most definitely not
> fail because the option is not available. The complete failure of scan INHO
> is a bug.
> Eli

What fails?  It's never caused me a problem, and it's been there for years.

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