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shavital at gmail

May 23, 2012, 9:40 AM

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Re: Testing GPG EMail encryption AKA PGP/MIME [In reply to]

Mika Suomalainen <4FBD03CB.1070503 [at] hotmail> May 23, 2012 12:38:40 PM
wrote:
> I am using PGP/MIME in this email. Can you verify my signature on this
> email? You can find link to my public key in my signature.

Good signature from Mika Suomalainen <mika.henrik.mainio [at] hotmail>
Key ID: 0x82A46728 / Signed on: 5/23/12 11:35 AM
Key fingerprint: 24BC 1573 B8EE D666 D10A AA65 4DB5 3CFE 82A4 6728


Charly
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MacGPG2-2.0.17-9 - Thunderbird 12.0.1 Enigmail 1.5a1pre (20120521-2224)

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steve at gpgtools

May 23, 2012, 10:39 AM

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Re: Testing GPG EMail encryption [In reply to]

Hey David et all,

first: GPGTools Installer does indeed contain Enigmail and allows installation. Not sure if it has the latest version since Mozilla's crazy versioning means lots of maintenance and we couldn't find a way to automate including new Enigmail versions. Also not sure if it is smart to include it in the future. We'd have to find some smart mechanism to deal with updates.

David, which list are you referring to? GPGTools mailing list? If so, I'm not so sure what you write is correct. Can't recall anybody ever was told to shove off. We had the Inline vs. GPG/MIME discussion in the GPGTools Project and have made a decision for PGP/MIME since we believe that it is the future and is a documented standard. If mailing-list software has issues it is at the devs of that software to step up and continue development of their software. The fact that Werner even wrote a patch which seems to have been ignored is even more frustrating.

If Enigmail encounters problems with mails encrypted with GPGTools, we'll be happy to work things out with Patrick from the Enigmail team. And I know that the GPGTools project was in direct contact with him. So I don't really see the drama. Let's try to be constructive and solve problems. Not cause some where there aren't any.

And as always: feel free to write a patch. :)

<3

steve


> Signierter PGP Teil
> > Why to move it to Enigmail list? That email which you quoted doesn't
> > have mention Enigmail. As far as I know, GPGTools doesn't even include
> > Enigmail.
>
> Yup and I was on there list too - and effectively told to shove off when I pointed out
> errors in enigmail - they don't like testing and error reporting - so kfuc em
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david at gbenet

May 23, 2012, 12:07 PM

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Re: Testing GPG EMail encryption [In reply to]

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

On 23/05/12 18:39, Steve wrote:
> Hey David et all,
>
> first: GPGTools Installer does indeed contain Enigmail and allows installation. Not sure if it has the latest version since Mozilla's crazy versioning means lots of maintenance and we couldn't find a way to automate including new Enigmail versions. Also not sure if it is smart to include it in the future. We'd have to find some smart mechanism to deal with updates.
>
> David, which list are you referring to? GPGTools mailing list? If so, I'm not so sure what you write is correct. Can't recall anybody ever was told to shove off. We had the Inline vs. GPG/MIME discussion in the GPGTools Project and have made a decision for PGP/MIME since we believe that it is the future and is a documented standard. If mailing-list software has issues it is at the devs of that software to step up and continue development of their software. The fact that Werner even wrote a patch which seems to have been ignored is even more frustrating.
>
> If Enigmail encounters problems with mails encrypted with GPGTools, we'll be happy to work things out with Patrick from the Enigmail team. And I know that the GPGTools project was in direct contact with him. So I don't really see the drama. Let's try to be constructive and solve problems. Not cause some where there aren't any.
>
> And as always: feel free to write a patch. :)
>
> <3
>
> steve
>
>
>> Signierter PGP Teil
>>> Why to move it to Enigmail list? That email which you quoted doesn't
>>> have mention Enigmail. As far as I know, GPGTools doesn't even include
>>> Enigmail.
>>
>> Yup and I was on there list too - and effectively told to shove off when I pointed out
>> errors in enigmail - they don't like testing and error reporting - so kfuc em
>
>
>
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First off,

It was the enigmail mail list which I un-subscribed too. I am currently using Mint Linux 32
bit LXDE. I don't trust and have no faith in Openpgp's ability to encrypt to predefined
per-recipient rules. I have set my system to do it manually.

Now I have 3 Linux Laptops. I started testing Linux distros with gpg2 - enigmail with
Thunderbird - all 100 per cent Openpgp failed to initialise with pgp2 and in fact Openpgp
always signed to my private key not my public key when using percipient rules. Here is a
list of main Linux distros which all fail to initialise pgp2:

Opensuse 12.1 12..2 11.1/4 either 32/64 bit with KDE/Gnome/LXDE
Ubuntu (any flavour) KDE/Gnome/LXDE 32/64 bit
Linux Mint KDE/Gnome?LXDE 32/64 bit
Fedora-16 KDE/Gnome/LXDE 32/64 bit

(With all official updates).

With Thunderbird Enigmail/Openpgp with gpg2 your system may freeze you may not digitally
sign or encrypt to someone's public key via e-mail. You may not digitally sign an e-mail
whilst at the same time encrypting. Be warned - any encryption done will be to your private
key and not to your public key. Enigmail may fail to initialise (gpg2).

There is no compatibility in above Linux distros with Enimail/Openpgp and gpg2 - you are
best advised to stick with gpg (GnuPG) 1..4.11.

I have posted this info on my main page to my web site - I have tested. And tested sending
people e-mails - No one to my comments seriously - even when I told Verner - he said let
kgpg handle commands - why? gpg2 specific commands do not work with gpg2.

Now testing with a fellow Linux user revealed that if you have both gpg 1.4.11 and gpg2
installed you don't get any problems. So I can only conclude that gpg2 is an add-on widget
to gpg 1.4.11 - gpg2 only recognises gpg 1.4.11 commands.

Openpgp/enigmail does not support gpg2 unless one has installed gpg 1.4.11 - but I no longer
trust Openpgp/enigmail to do anything.

David



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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/

iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJPvTWJAAoJEOJpqm7flRExDTsH/ic3He3Xe9eSF/rZ+eP1fofX
+5imrR22qsDvxLUmy4MDJQ4C5H8CKkX9Yp2Trt1D4Srt+oWFO3D4mbIu6arfaJYX
SGR7KfrAmV2iuYjJ51eHcAXilIGLqjkFnhXlnM+FwbN0rlLkLYY/Iht3IzeRqCvX
w95exHeLalgNoKP1BVLyXKLZYJA03IOC14RzFaptuOY2yGz+DvEpaFj/pmGRUeVu
7xQ3Bi85VjOTXGx/uCFDxzNcSBWSpiy4ikbpwPaxbH3pSVAH26T6y2qq30ifYhkz
7hS3Y5iXqW2dIjqBygkhHsT1ozuJTSo4vZaFJ7OSesgSkkUc2aasKeKIkxgm6D0=
=pLIB
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rjh at sixdemonbag

May 23, 2012, 12:28 PM

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Re: Testing GPG EMail encryption [In reply to]

On 5/23/12 3:07 PM, david [at] gbenet wrote:
> Now I have 3 Linux Laptops. I started testing Linux distros with gpg2
> - enigmail with Thunderbird - all 100 per cent Openpgp failed to
> initialise with pgp2 and in fact Openpgp always signed to my private
> key not my public key when using percipient rules. Here is a list of
> main Linux distros which all fail to initialise pgp2:

As you were told on the Enigmail list, thousands of people have found
that GnuPG 2 works well with Enigmail on Linux. I demonstrated this to
you by sending to the list a correctly-signed email written on an Ubuntu
12.04LTS system using GnuPG 2.

If you're having troubles getting Enigmail to work there are many people
who are willing to help you. However, talking about how GnuPG 2 is
completely broken on Linux, and how Enigmail is clearly too buggy to
use, and everything else, is not exactly constructive.

GnuPG 2 works just fine for the overwhelming majority of Linux users. I
don't know what your particular problem is, but it can likely be resolved.

> Be warned - any encryption done will be to your private key and not
> to your public key. Enigmail may fail to initialise (gpg2).

If it were encrypting to the private key, this would be a digital
signature. That's what a digital signature is -- an encryption
operation using the private key. I don't understand your complaint. If
you're saying "Enigmail will sign emails," well, yes, it's designed to
do that -- but I don't think that's what you're trying to say here.

> There is no compatibility in above Linux distros with
> Enimail/Openpgp and gpg2 - you are best advised to stick with gpg
> (GnuPG) 1..4.11.

I have been using Enigmail with GnuPG 2.x for literally years, and over
that time I have had no trouble interoperating with people using other
Linux distros or even entirely different operating systems. This is the
first time in all my years of using Enigmail that I have heard anyone
tell me that Enigmail's output is not interoperable with other systems.
This is not to say that you're not having trouble with Enigmail -- far
from it! -- but claiming there is "no compatibility" is a fairly extreme
claim, and I'm going to need to see some supporting evidence.

> Now testing with a fellow Linux user revealed that if you have both
> gpg 1.4.11 and gpg2 installed you don't get any problems. So I can
> only conclude that gpg2 is an add-on widget to gpg 1.4.11 - gpg2 only
> recognises gpg 1.4.11 commands.

GnuPG 2 is not an add-on widget to GnuPG 1.4.

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david at gbenet

May 23, 2012, 1:39 PM

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Re: Testing GPG EMail encryption [In reply to]

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On 23/05/12 20:28, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On 5/23/12 3:07 PM, david [at] gbenet wrote:
>> Now I have 3 Linux Laptops. I started testing Linux distros with gpg2
>> - enigmail with Thunderbird - all 100 per cent Openpgp failed to
>> initialise with pgp2 and in fact Openpgp always signed to my private
>> key not my public key when using percipient rules. Here is a list of
>> main Linux distros which all fail to initialise pgp2:
>
> As you were told on the Enigmail list, thousands of people have found
> that GnuPG 2 works well with Enigmail on Linux. I demonstrated this to
> you by sending to the list a correctly-signed email written on an Ubuntu
> 12.04LTS system using GnuPG 2.
>
> If you're having troubles getting Enigmail to work there are many people
> who are willing to help you. However, talking about how GnuPG 2 is
> completely broken on Linux, and how Enigmail is clearly too buggy to
> use, and everything else, is not exactly constructive.
>
> GnuPG 2 works just fine for the overwhelming majority of Linux users. I
> don't know what your particular problem is, but it can likely be resolved.
>
>> Be warned - any encryption done will be to your private key and not
>> to your public key. Enigmail may fail to initialise (gpg2).
>
> If it were encrypting to the private key, this would be a digital
> signature. That's what a digital signature is -- an encryption
> operation using the private key. I don't understand your complaint. If
> you're saying "Enigmail will sign emails," well, yes, it's designed to
> do that -- but I don't think that's what you're trying to say here.
>
>> There is no compatibility in above Linux distros with
>> Enimail/Openpgp and gpg2 - you are best advised to stick with gpg
>> (GnuPG) 1..4.11.
>
> I have been using Enigmail with GnuPG 2.x for literally years, and over
> that time I have had no trouble interoperating with people using other
> Linux distros or even entirely different operating systems. This is the
> first time in all my years of using Enigmail that I have heard anyone
> tell me that Enigmail's output is not interoperable with other systems.
> This is not to say that you're not having trouble with Enigmail -- far
> from it! -- but claiming there is "no compatibility" is a fairly extreme
> claim, and I'm going to need to see some supporting evidence.
>
>> Now testing with a fellow Linux user revealed that if you have both
>> gpg 1.4.11 and gpg2 installed you don't get any problems. So I can
>> only conclude that gpg2 is an add-on widget to gpg 1.4.11 - gpg2 only
>> recognises gpg 1.4.11 commands.
>
> GnuPG 2 is not an add-on widget to GnuPG 1.4.
>
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I ran the debugging programme with Openpgp debugging options to console and I got the
message that with gpg2 installed one was not able to digitally sign an e-mail whilst
encrypting to their public key which in all the named distros it encrypted to my private
key - fact.

Another user who was using Fedora-16 64 bit with gnome stated that Openpgp would not
initialise pgp2 - and me? I ran Fedora-16 32 bit - I had to reboot before openpgp would work
(so badly as was useless) with gpg2. Fact I even when and installed Fedora-16 64 bit fact
and encountered the same issues, Fact.

It is a fact that Openpgp will only work if BOTH gpg 1.4.11 and the widget gpg2 is then
added. Fact. Most Linux users have BOTH by default. Fact. That's why no one's reporting aany
problems. Fact. If you remove from your system gpg 1.4.11 then you have real problems with
open Openpgp - even Kleopatra. Fact

Now if you don't like these facts then that's not a problem. I have decided to tell every
one not to use gpg2 without having installed gpg 1.4.11. Now as I haave spent the last 10
days playing with all these Linux distros and sending all these test e-mails which have
provided factual evidence as stated I can only conclude that Openpgp will only work with
1.4.11 installed. Now I have not mentioned anything about Windows XP and the latest version
of PGP4Win which some times encrypts to my girlfriends private and not to my public key I've
not figured out that one yet - unless I install gpg 1.4.11!!

I will say this I am running Linux Mint LXDE 32 bit - on a 64 bit Acer Laptop with all
updates. My gpg-agent's running because I added it to my .xsession file. Now I have
un-ticked the box - use agent. Now Openpgp is pretty variable in how long my passphrase
lasts - it could last all day yet it could last to the next e-mail.

But I don't trust Openpgp to honour per-recipient rules. It does not work ie it will not
encrypt to the e-mail address as set out in its own rule. Fact.

Now if you can't even trust the software to do what it says on the tin - then you have to
go back to basics as I have done. Fact.

Now I have pointed out some serious short comings that are spread over Linux Distros and
Windows XP with Thunderbird and enigmail/Openpgp installed. Fact.

I am not angry - far from it - I got a lot of brain ache burning DVDs installing various
Linux Distros and playing with them. I would have tested more - but hey - I pointed out the
facts of my discovery. Now all my 3 Linux laptops are Mint Linux LXDE 32 bit installed with
TB gpg 1.4.11 enigmail/Openpgp - No probs. Fact. But I still do not trust enigmail/openpgp
to do anything on the tin. Fact.

Now on the whole as no one's interested in these facts - I don't much care. I worry about
sending an encrypted mail to some one's public key in case it does not work. It digitally
signs e-mails - but I have no confidence no assurance of encrypting to a public key. My
girlfriend who only sends me encrypted mail sometimes sends me encrypted mail that I cannot
read. Why? The answer is very very simple - sometimes Openpgp/enigmail signs to your
private key and not the person your e-mailing's public key. Fact. I'm not angry about that -
why? Because the error does not happen all the time. Fact.

All I do is repeat the facts. Get 50 variants of popular Linux distros KDE/Gnome?LXDE do not
install gpg 1.4.11 just gpg2 TB Enigmail/Openpgp and have fun.

David

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Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/

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mika.henrik.mainio at hotmail

May 24, 2012, 12:09 AM

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Re: Testing GPG EMail encryption [In reply to]

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Hash: SHA1

On 23.05.2012 18:57, Brad Rogers wrote:
> On Wed, 23 May 2012 12:30:54 +0300 Mika Suomalainen
> <mika.henrik.mainio [at] hotmail> wrote:
>
> Hello Mika,
>
>> I cannot verify your signature, because you use PGP/MIME and
>> this mailing list uses mailing list software which somehow messes
>> up with headers and makes PGP/MIME signatures unverifiable.
>
> Robin's sig verifies okay here. As do most(1) of the sigs I come
> across in any mailing list. Most of the lists I subscribe to are
> run on mailman. BTW.
>
> Or have I missed your meaning?
>
> (1) Occasionally one doesn't verify, but that's always been because
> of an error introduced elsewhere, not by mailman.

At least Enigmail fails to recognize PGP/MIME signatures on some
mailman mailing lists.


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wk at gnupg

May 24, 2012, 3:23 AM

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On Wed, 23 May 2012 18:17, david [at] gbenet said:

> I've had your key for ages - so why not attach it?

Sorry, I don't understand. You want my key? Look into the OpenPGP mail
header or simply use a keyserver.


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brad at fineby

May 24, 2012, 3:33 AM

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On Thu, 24 May 2012 10:09:05 +0300
Mika Suomalainen <mika.henrik.mainio [at] hotmail> wrote:

Hello Mika,

> At least Enigmail fails to recognize PGP/MIME signatures on some
> mailman mailing lists.

That would explain the difference in what you and I see; No enigmail
here.

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mwood at IUPUI

May 24, 2012, 5:55 AM

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On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 09:39:04PM +0100, david [at] gbenet wrote:

> I ran the debugging programme with Openpgp debugging options to
> console and I got the message that with gpg2 installed one was not
> able to digitally sign an e-mail whilst encrypting to their public
> key which in all the named distros it encrypted to my private key -
> fact.

I have no idea how a debugger would know that you couldn't sign an email.

> It is a fact that Openpgp will only work if BOTH gpg 1.4.11 and the
> widget gpg2 is then added. Fact. Most Linux users have BOTH by
> default. Fact. That's why no one's reporting aany problems. Fact. If
> you remove from your system gpg 1.4.11 then you have real problems
> with open Openpgp - even Kleopatra. Fact

On my Gentoo system, there is no gpg v1 installed:

mwood [at] mh ~ $ dir /usr/bin/gpg*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Sep 15 2011 /usr/bin/gpg -> gpg2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 699072 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpg2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 268352 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpg-agent
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 130720 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgconf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 142736 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpg-connect-agent
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 50627 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpgdir
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 205 Jun 30 2011 /usr/bin/gpgen
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18448 Sep 21 2011 /usr/bin/gpg-error
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1804 Sep 21 2011 /usr/bin/gpg-error-config
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8990 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpg-key2ps
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 39320 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgkey2ssh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4005 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpglist
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2750 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpg-mailkeys
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3521 Jan 11 09:14 /usr/bin/gpgme-config
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 26864 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgparsemail
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1708 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpgparticipants
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13830 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpgsigs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 382016 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgsm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4635 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgsm-gencert.sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Sep 15 2011 /usr/bin/gpgv -> gpgv2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 327504 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgv2
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 22760 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpgwrap
mwood [at] mh ~ $ gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.17
libgcrypt 1.4.6
Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
<http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

As you can see, 'gpg' and 'gpgv' are symlinks to the v2 programs.

Nevertheless, I just sent a signed message to myself at another
address, from Thunderbird, using Enigmail. It arrived signed, with a
valid signature. Thunderbird + Enigmail + gpg2 works. You should
consider the possibility that you have a different problem.

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On 5/24/12 3:09 AM, Mika Suomalainen wrote:
> At least Enigmail fails to recognize PGP/MIME signatures on some
> mailman mailing lists.

Every time this has been reported to us, it has turned out to be a bug
in Mailman and not Enigmail. If you can find a valid PGP/MIME message
that Enigmail is not correctly parsing, we'd love to see it!

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On 24/05/12 13:55, Mark H. Wood wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 09:39:04PM +0100, david [at] gbenet wrote:
>
>> I ran the debugging programme with Openpgp debugging options to
>> console and I got the message that with gpg2 installed one was not
>> able to digitally sign an e-mail whilst encrypting to their public
>> key which in all the named distros it encrypted to my private key -
>> fact.
>
> I have no idea how a debugger would know that you couldn't sign an email.
>
>> It is a fact that Openpgp will only work if BOTH gpg 1.4.11 and the
>> widget gpg2 is then added. Fact. Most Linux users have BOTH by
>> default. Fact. That's why no one's reporting aany problems. Fact. If
>> you remove from your system gpg 1.4.11 then you have real problems
>> with open Openpgp - even Kleopatra. Fact
>
> On my Gentoo system, there is no gpg v1 installed:
>
> mwood [at] mh ~ $ dir /usr/bin/gpg*
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Sep 15 2011 /usr/bin/gpg -> gpg2
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 699072 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpg2
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 268352 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpg-agent
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 130720 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgconf
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 142736 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpg-connect-agent
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 50627 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpgdir
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 205 Jun 30 2011 /usr/bin/gpgen
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 18448 Sep 21 2011 /usr/bin/gpg-error
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1804 Sep 21 2011 /usr/bin/gpg-error-config
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8990 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpg-key2ps
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 39320 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgkey2ssh
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4005 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpglist
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2750 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpg-mailkeys
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3521 Jan 11 09:14 /usr/bin/gpgme-config
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 26864 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgparsemail
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1708 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpgparticipants
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13830 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpgsigs
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 382016 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgsm
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4635 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgsm-gencert.sh
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Sep 15 2011 /usr/bin/gpgv -> gpgv2
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 327504 Jun 29 2011 /usr/bin/gpgv2
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 22760 Apr 2 15:28 /usr/bin/gpgwrap
> mwood [at] mh ~ $ gpg --version
> gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.17
> libgcrypt 1.4.6
> Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
> <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
> There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
>
> As you can see, 'gpg' and 'gpgv' are symlinks to the v2 programs.
>
> Nevertheless, I just sent a signed message to myself at another
> address, from Thunderbird, using Enigmail. It arrived signed, with a
> valid signature. Thunderbird + Enigmail + gpg2 works. You should
> consider the possibility that you have a different problem.
>
>
>
>
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- From tests carried out - Mandrava Linux was ok. I suspect that other Linux distros have no
real problems - just because your works - does not mean that every other Linux distro works.
I stated I only ran tests on a few Linux Distros - I too have 5 e-mail accounts and could do
multiple testing - with surprising results. We all think that at the core all Linux distros
are the same - they are not. Heavily branded distros where the core of every programme is
re-written is bad news for the user.

I case in point. Seahorse. You are supposed to set how long a passphrase will exist for. In
Ubuntu and opensuse this feature has been removed. Such programmes as "apt" are not
installed - and do not appear on opensuse's list of "approved" apps.

But it's not all about re-writing all the code for hard-wired branding. A women wrote to the
enigmail list and said that her Fedora-16 64 bit had failed to initialise gpg2 - she ven
whent as far as going to Mozilla and downloading and installing Thunderbird. She even went
to the enigmail's home page and downloaded and installed the correct version of enigmail for
Thunderbird. The result? Openpgp caused her system to freeze.

I was the only person who answered her - I was the only person to conduct tests on Fedora-16
KDE/Gnome/LXDE 32/64 bit. I stated the results of my tests. Further in opensuse gpg2 is
installed by default - a user-agent is installed by default - but in all versions of
opensuse tested no user-agent was ever running. As stated the Seahorse was the default
daemon - but had the ability to set how long a passphase would last had been programmed out.

With branded versions (not all) of popular Linux distros the term "open source" means
"closed source." But we are still faced with the problems of GPG4WIN and the problem of
directly installing from source. We are still faced with the fact that Openpgp does not
support gpg2.

Now I'm running Mint Linux LXDE 32 bit - the Seahorse as provided has no way of controlling
the length in minutes your passphrase stays around. Linux Mint uses Ubuntu software sources
and that function has been written out.

I am trying to install Seahorse directly - I have to google for all its dependences - which
are not installed - though I've got a "Seahorse!" You either get the original open source
software or a pre-packaged look-a-like. I suspect that when you install a branded Linux -
you install Thunderbird and Enigmail all these open source packages are re-written to be a
closed shop.

But it still does not answer why direct installs have the same problem. Or why Windows XP
with Thunderbird and Enigmail have problems.

David

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May 24, 2012, 11:48 AM

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Hi David,

your mails are hard to read because you do not trim the quotes and use
lines of 90 characters or longer. Please don't use more than about 72.
One hint anyway:

GNOME has a thing called gnome-keyring which hijacks the gpg-agent IPC
and thus you run into problems when using GnuPG-2. It is possible to
switch this off (look for a components configure options in
gnome-keyring). Seahorse does something quite similar but usually does
not break GnuPG's internal communication channels. I don't know which
distribution versions enable these misfeatures, though.


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May 24, 2012, 12:27 PM

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>> mwood [at] mh ~ $ dir /usr/bin/gpg*
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May 24, 2012, 1:37 PM

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On 24/05/12 19:48, Werner Koch wrote:
> Hi David,
>
> your mails are hard to read because you do not trim the quotes and use
> lines of 90 characters or longer. Please don't use more than about 72.
> One hint anyway:
>
> GNOME has a thing called gnome-keyring which hijacks the gpg-agent IPC
> and thus you run into problems when using GnuPG-2. It is possible to
> switch this off (look for a components configure options in
> gnome-keyring). Seahorse does something quite similar but usually does
> not break GnuPG's internal communication channels. I don't know which
> distribution versions enable these misfeatures, though.
>
>
> Salam-Shalom,
>
> Werner
>

Hello Verner - first off I will try to write much shorter sentences :)

I have gnome-keyring installed - but no icon to click on and nothing in my menus to launch
the programme. If I open a terminal and type gnome-keyring - all I get is:

david [at] laptop- ~ $ gnome-keyring
usage: gnome-keyring command [options]
commands: certificate-exception
import
version
david [at] laptop- ~ $

The "help" gnome-keyring --help does not give a list of user commands. A quick search shows
I've got gnome-keyring files in my /etc - /usr/bin - usr/include - usr/lib -usr/lib/cli -
usr/lib/debug/usr/lib - the list goes on :)

So how may I edit components in the gnome-keyring?

David

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May 25, 2012, 1:19 AM

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On Thu, 24 May 2012 21:27, mick.crane [at] gmail said:
>>> mwood [at] mh ~ $ dir /usr/bin/gpg*

10.2 `dir': Briefly list directory contents
===========================================

`dir' is equivalent to `ls -C -b'; that is, by default files are listed
in columns, sorted vertically, and special characters are represented
by backslash escape sequences.


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May 25, 2012, 6:03 AM

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On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 04:55:59PM +0100, david [at] gbenet wrote:
> - From tests carried out - Mandrava Linux was ok. I suspect that other Linux distros have no
> real problems - just because your works - does not mean that every other Linux distro works.

However: because it works on my system, even though there is no GPG v1
installed on it anywhere, does demonstrate that gpg v1 is not required
and gpg v2 is not the problem.

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mwood at IUPUI

May 25, 2012, 6:06 AM

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On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 08:27:59PM +0100, michael crane wrote:
> >> mwood [at] mh ~ $ dir /usr/bin/gpg*

Sorry, that's lingering evidence of my VMS habits:

mwood [at] mh ~ $ alias dir
alias dir='ls -l'

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May 25, 2012, 10:47 AM

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On 25/05/12 14:03, Mark H. Wood wrote:
> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 04:55:59PM +0100, david [at] gbenet wrote:
>> - From tests carried out - Mandrava Linux was ok. I suspect that other Linux distros have no
>> real problems - just because your works - does not mean that every other Linux distro works.
>
> However: because it works on my system, even though there is no GPG v1
> installed on it anywhere, does demonstrate that gpg v1 is not required
> and gpg v2 is not the problem.
>
>
>
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Therefore, are we saying that with some Linux distros that happen to have installed gp2
automatically that those Linux distros have a problem with gpg2?

For example opensuse - all versions tested:

(1) When you open the address book in TB select an address right mouse click you get an
option to create a per-recipient rule for that person. (Openpgp/inigmail is installed for
you to do this). With gpg2 installed this option flickers jumps and fades out.

(2) With gpg1 - it is clear - no jumping -no fading no fuzziness - you get other options -
such a delete - which are not available when just pgp2 is installed. This same flickering
and fuzzing occurs with Fedora-16 all GUIs 32/64 bit and you only have one menu option which
is to create a rule - though it flickers on and off one does not know one's created a rule
till you go an check it within the options of openpgp.

(3) Having created such a rule you decide to digitally sign and send an encrypted e-mail to
that person using their public key.

(4) But - and this is the big big big but - you can not digitally sign whilst encrypting -
and worse when the person gets that e-mail they say "Why did you send me an e-mail that I
can not open." These are real person to person facts with gpg2 installed on all the Linux
distros I tested.

(5) Now I say that gpg2 does not work with the Linux distros I tested. Not all Linux distros
are the same they convert open source to proprietary branded Linux.

(6) And what's worse when end users download Thunderbird from Mozilla when they download
enigmail from their respective web sites and correctly install correctly configure they
still have the same problems with gpg2.

This is why I said and listed those Linux distros that gpg2 does not work with. Now I
suggested that perhaps enigmail/openpgp was at fault - and got told to bugger off cos it was
a gpg2 problem.

Now as a scientist who believes in the scientific method I have tested and have drawn my
tests into the public domain. Now some people's reaction was not helpful - reading in that I
was angry without reading the contents of my e-mail - these are fuck-wits. Lowlife
cyber-hoodies. But I am patient even with fuck-wits. I may add that I do not consider you a
fuck wwit or indeed a cyber-hoodie.

But we are still faced with the issues raised thy don't go away:

(1) Because "Oh it works on my system so it must work on other people's."

(2) "Bugger off we are not interested in how many Linux distros you tested it's not got
anything to do with us."

(3) "Its not gpg2 it's something else." The "something else" is always a mystery.

To conclude:

(1) Some heavily branded Linux distros do re-write all the open source code to lock users in
and deprive them of some functionality - Seahorse is a case in point

(2) Even when installing the open source for TB and Enigmail gpg2 does not work on Linux
distros (I tested)

(3) Some Linux distros (the one's I tested) do not support gpg2

These are the tested facts of the matter - these are real person to person experiences.

There is one commonality which stands out and that is gpg2.

We may also say:

(1) Do not Install any version of opensuse any version of Ubuntu any version of Fedora-16
and any version of Linux Mint. Why? The gpg2 that get's installed does not work.

(2) All heavily branded Linux distros are no respecter's of open source.

(3) Further more if you decide to download all the open source from their respective web
sites they will not work on these Linux distros.

(4) It took me 10 days sometimes 18 hours per day to test something like 50 Linux Distros
against (a) A person running Windows XP with GPG4Win installed (they had their fair share of
problems too) (b) a person running Mandriva with gpg2 install with "no probs."

I trust that matters are clear

David

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May 25, 2012, 1:47 PM

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On 5/25/12 1:47 PM, david [at] gbenet wrote:
> For example opensuse - all versions tested:
>
> (1) When you open the address book in TB select an address right
> mouse click you get an option to create a per-recipient rule for
> that person. (Openpgp/inigmail is installed for you to do this).
> With gpg2 installed this option flickers jumps and fades out.

I have an OpenSUSE 12.1 system here on my desktop. I cannot recreate
this.

> (2) With gpg1 - it is clear - no jumping -no fading no fuzziness -
> you get other options - such a delete - which are not available
> when just pgp2 is installed. This same flickering and fuzzing
> occurs with Fedora-16 all GUIs 32/64 bit and you only have one menu
> option which is to create a rule - though it flickers on and off
> one does not know one's created a rule till you go an check it
> within the options of openpgp.

I have a Fedora 16 server in the closet. I cannot recreate this.

> (4) But - and this is the big big big but - you can not digitally
> sign whilst encrypting - and worse when the person gets that
> e-mail they say "Why did you send me an e-mail that I can not
> open." These are real person to person facts with gpg2 installed on
> all the Linux distros I tested.

I cannot recreate this on either my Ubuntu 12.04LTS laptop, my OpenSUSE
desktop, or my Fedora 16 server.

> (5) Now I say that gpg2 does not work with the Linux distros I
> tested. Not all Linux distros are the same they convert open
> source to proprietary branded Linux.

Them's fightin' words, "convert[ing] open source to proprietary."

> This is why I said and listed those Linux distros that gpg2 does
> not work with. Now I suggested that perhaps enigmail/openpgp was at
> fault - and got told to bugger off cos it was a gpg2 problem.

No one told you to do this. Instead, you were told that if you were so
certain this was a GnuPG 2 problem that you should take it to
GnuPG-Users. People also volunteered to help you discover the root of
your problem with GnuPG 2, but you did not take them up on it.

> Now some people's reaction was not helpful - reading in that I was
> angry without reading the contents of my e-mail - these are ...

We try to keep this mailing list free of vulgarity. I understand you're
frustrated and find these people (e.g., me) to be vexing, but many of us
would appreciate it if you would avoid vulgar language.

> (1) Because "Oh it works on my system so it must work on other
> people's."

As opposed to, "because it doesn't work on my system it must not work,
period"?

> (2) "Bugger off we are not interested in how many Linux distros
> you tested it's not got anything to do with us."

Which is, you know, *true*. If you're certain the problem is with GnuPG
2, then complaining about it on the Enigmail list isn't going to be very
productive. The GnuPG developers are on this list, not that one.

> (1) Some heavily branded Linux distros do re-write all the open
> source code to lock users in and deprive them of some functionality
> - Seahorse is a case in point

This does not seem to be true. Which distros are forbidding you from
getting the source code for Seahorse? If they are doing this then they
are violating the copyright license of the Seahorse code, and I'm
certain the Seahorse developers would take great umbrage at that.

> (2) Even when installing the open source for TB and Enigmail gpg2
> does not work on Linux distros (I tested)

It does not work *for you*.

> (3) Some Linux distros (the one's I tested) do not support gpg2

It does not work *for you*.

> There is one commonality which stands out and that is gpg2.

The other commonality is you. It's quite possible you're doing
something wrong. And to repeat, we would be happy to try and help, but
so far your attitude towards help seems to have been one of angry
defiance.

> (1) Do not Install any version of opensuse any version of Ubuntu
> any version of Fedora-16 and any version of Linux Mint. Why? The
> gpg2 that get's installed does not work.

My experience, and that of tens of thousands of other Fedora 16, Ubuntu
and Linux Mint users, is different.

> (2) All heavily branded Linux distros are no respecter's of open
> source.

I need to see specific instances of their violating the copyright
license attached to the code, please.
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aaron.toponce at gmail

May 25, 2012, 3:01 PM

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On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 08:07:54PM +0100, david [at] gbenet wrote:
> Openpgp/enigmail does not support gpg2 unless one has installed gpg
> 1.4.11 - but I no longer trust Openpgp/enigmail to do anything.

That's unfortunate. While I'm mostly a Mutt user these days, I have Debian
Icedove installed with Enigmal and GnuPG v2, and I personally haven't had
any problems. Then again, I have both v1 and v2 installed. In fact, I
highly recommend Enigmail. It's a fine piece of software.

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david at gbenet

May 25, 2012, 3:43 PM

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On 25/05/12 21:47, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On 5/25/12 1:47 PM, david [at] gbenet wrote:
>> For example opensuse - all versions tested:
>
>> (1) When you open the address book in TB select an address right
>> mouse click you get an option to create a per-recipient rule for
>> that person. (Openpgp/inigmail is installed for you to do this).
>> With gpg2 installed this option flickers jumps and fades out.
>
> I have an OpenSUSE 12.1 system here on my desktop. I cannot recreate
> this.
>
>> (2) With gpg1 - it is clear - no jumping -no fading no fuzziness -
>> you get other options - such a delete - which are not available
>> when just pgp2 is installed. This same flickering and fuzzing
>> occurs with Fedora-16 all GUIs 32/64 bit and you only have one menu
>> option which is to create a rule - though it flickers on and off
>> one does not know one's created a rule till you go an check it
>> within the options of openpgp.
>
> I have a Fedora 16 server in the closet. I cannot recreate this.
>
>> (4) But - and this is the big big big but - you can not digitally
>> sign whilst encrypting - and worse when the person gets that
>> e-mail they say "Why did you send me an e-mail that I can not
>> open." These are real person to person facts with gpg2 installed on
>> all the Linux distros I tested.
>
> I cannot recreate this on either my Ubuntu 12.04LTS laptop, my OpenSUSE
> desktop, or my Fedora 16 server.
>
>> (5) Now I say that gpg2 does not work with the Linux distros I
>> tested. Not all Linux distros are the same they convert open
>> source to proprietary branded Linux.
>
> Them's fightin' words, "convert[ing] open source to proprietary."
>
>> This is why I said and listed those Linux distros that gpg2 does
>> not work with. Now I suggested that perhaps enigmail/openpgp was at
>> fault - and got told to bugger off cos it was a gpg2 problem.
>
> No one told you to do this. Instead, you were told that if you were so
> certain this was a GnuPG 2 problem that you should take it to
> GnuPG-Users. People also volunteered to help you discover the root of
> your problem with GnuPG 2, but you did not take them up on it.
>
>> Now some people's reaction was not helpful - reading in that I was
>> angry without reading the contents of my e-mail - these are ...
>
> We try to keep this mailing list free of vulgarity. I understand you're
> frustrated and find these people (e.g., me) to be vexing, but many of us
> would appreciate it if you would avoid vulgar language.
>
>> (1) Because "Oh it works on my system so it must work on other
>> people's."
>
> As opposed to, "because it doesn't work on my system it must not work,
> period"?
>
>> (2) "Bugger off we are not interested in how many Linux distros
>> you tested it's not got anything to do with us."
>
> Which is, you know, *true*. If you're certain the problem is with GnuPG
> 2, then complaining about it on the Enigmail list isn't going to be very
> productive. The GnuPG developers are on this list, not that one.
>
>> (1) Some heavily branded Linux distros do re-write all the open
>> source code to lock users in and deprive them of some functionality
>> - Seahorse is a case in point
>
> This does not seem to be true. Which distros are forbidding you from
> getting the source code for Seahorse? If they are doing this then they
> are violating the copyright license of the Seahorse code, and I'm
> certain the Seahorse developers would take great umbrage at that.
>
>> (2) Even when installing the open source for TB and Enigmail gpg2
>> does not work on Linux distros (I tested)
>
> It does not work *for you*.
>
>> (3) Some Linux distros (the one's I tested) do not support gpg2
>
> It does not work *for you*.
>
>> There is one commonality which stands out and that is gpg2.
>
> The other commonality is you. It's quite possible you're doing
> something wrong. And to repeat, we would be happy to try and help, but
> so far your attitude towards help seems to have been one of angry
> defiance.
>
>> (1) Do not Install any version of opensuse any version of Ubuntu
>> any version of Fedora-16 and any version of Linux Mint. Why? The
>> gpg2 that get's installed does not work.
>
> My experience, and that of tens of thousands of other Fedora 16, Ubuntu
> and Linux Mint users, is different.
>
>> (2) All heavily branded Linux distros are no respecter's of open
>> source.
>
> I need to see specific instances of their violating the copyright
> license attached to the code, please.
>
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Let me reiterate "I am not angry." Which means in common English let me explain again to you
I am not angry.

I gave you an example which was Seahorse - clearly you failed to read.

I have set out quite clearly the issues found on Linux distros - you are unable to provide a
solution to any. I am neither angry or disappointed. I state observations quite clearly -
the recorded facts - and you are at a loss.

As previously stated I now run Linux Mint/Ubuntu LXDE 32 bit with gnupg 1.4.11 I am quite
happy with this set up. It works. I am considering installing Mandriva 64 bit with LXDE
which from tests shows it to be stable with gpg2. My tardiness (slowness) in making such a
move is I am a little tired of installing Linux distros.

David



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david at gbenet

May 25, 2012, 3:48 PM

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Re: Testing GPG EMail encryption [In reply to]

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On 25/05/12 23:01, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 08:07:54PM +0100, david [at] gbenet wrote:
>> Openpgp/enigmail does not support gpg2 unless one has installed gpg
>> 1.4.11 - but I no longer trust Openpgp/enigmail to do anything.
>
> That's unfortunate. While I'm mostly a Mutt user these days, I have Debian
> Icedove installed with Enigmal and GnuPG v2, and I personally haven't had
> any problems. Then again, I have both v1 and v2 installed. In fact, I
> highly recommend Enigmail. It's a fine piece of software.
>
Aron,

As stated when you have gpg 1.4.11 and gpg2 installed you do not experience any problems on
the Linux distros that I tested. It is only when you have gpg2 on the Linux distros that I
tested do you have problems. But some Linux distros are ok with gpg2 and nothing else whilst
others that I tested have problems.

David


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rjh at sixdemonbag

May 25, 2012, 6:37 PM

Post #48 of 48 (1327 views)
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Re: Testing GPG EMail encryption [In reply to]

On 05/25/2012 06:43 PM, david [at] gbenet wrote:
> I gave you an example which was Seahorse - clearly you failed to
> read.

You did not specify which distro was refusing to give the source for
Seahorse. I've found it in the repositories for Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.

> I have set out quite clearly the issues found on Linux distros - you
> are unable to provide a solution to any.

This is because your problem is not reproducible. If you are able to
list exactly the steps you took which resulted in this problem, I would
be happy to recreate the problem and find a solution.

> I state observations quite clearly - the recorded facts - and you are
> at a loss.

It seems strange that you seem to want to count coup on people who want
to help you and are volunteering their time and expertise.
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