Debian Bug report logs - #428215
enigmail: 2:0.95.0+1-3 fails to allow you to send email

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Package: enigmail; Maintainer for enigmail is Debian Mozilla Extension Maintainers <pkg-mozext-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for enigmail is src:enigmail.

Reported by: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>

Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 23:21:05 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: jessie, lenny, sid, squeeze, wheezy

Found in versions 0.94.2-1, enigmail/2:0.94.2-1, enigmail/2:0.95.0+1-3

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: enigmail: 2:0.95.0+1-3 fails to allow you to send email
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 16:19:05 -0700
Package: enigmail
Version: 2:0.95.0+1-3
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable


After upgrading to icedove 2.0.0.0-4 and enigmail 2:0.95.0+1-3, I
couldn't send email when using enigmail:

When set to sign a message (with PGP/Mime), when I send I get: When
Status is "Creating mail message..." I get "Sending of message failed.
Please ve rify that your Mail & Newsgroups account settings are correct
and try again."

If I turn off PGP/Mime and try again I get: 
  gpg: cancelled by user
  gpg: killed "<phil@ipom.com>": bad passphrase
  gpg: [stdin]: clearsign failed: badd passphrase

If I choose not to sign, the email will send.

The packages below show me running older icedove/engimail because I then
downgraded so I could send email, ignore them.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21.1rider-smp (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages enigmail depends on:
ii  gnupg                   1.4.6-2          GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
hi  icedove                 1.5.0.10.dfsg1-3 free/unbranded thunderbird mail cl
ii  libc6                   2.5-10           GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.2-20070528-1 GCC support library
ii  libstdc++6              4.2-20070528-1   The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

enigmail recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>:
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Message #10 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
To: 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Any update on this bug?
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 21:01:13 -0700
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I'm still unable to use icedove2 because of this.

-- 
Phil Dibowitz                             phil@ipom.com
Open Source software and tech docs        Insanity Palace of Metallica
http://www.phildev.net/                   http://www.ipom.com/

"Never write it in C if you can do it in 'awk';
 Never do it in 'awk' if 'sed' can handle it;
 Never use 'sed' when 'tr' can do the job;
 Never invoke 'tr' when 'cat' is sufficient;
 Avoid using 'cat' whenever possible" -- Taylor's Laws of Programming


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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>
To: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>, 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#428215: Any update on this bug?
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:29:28 +0200
On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 09:01:13PM -0700, Phil Dibowitz wrote:
> I'm still unable to use icedove2 because of this.
> 

Yeah, I am sorry .... however, unless you add a sane Subject line to
your mail i cannot answer nor get an idea what you are talking about.

Thus, this mail will be processed when I do my next regular icedove
bug day.


So: make my life easier, include bug title in mail subjects.

 - Alexander




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
To: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>
Cc: 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#428215: Any update on this bug?
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 09:24:44 -0700
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Alexander Sack wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 09:01:13PM -0700, Phil Dibowitz wrote:
>> I'm still unable to use icedove2 because of this.
>>
> 
> Yeah, I am sorry .... however, unless you add a sane Subject line to
> your mail i cannot answer nor get an idea what you are talking about.
> 
> Thus, this mail will be processed when I do my next regular icedove
> bug day.
> 
> 
> So: make my life easier, include bug title in mail subjects.

The title of my original bug is "#428215: enigmail: 2:0.95.0+1-3 fails to
allow you to send email"

With enigmail I can't send signed email, thus meaning I cannot upgrade to
icedove2.

The original bug creation had a descriptive subject, but I didn't see a
response to that email either. :(

-- 
Phil Dibowitz                             phil@ipom.com
Open Source software and tech docs        Insanity Palace of Metallica
http://www.phildev.net/                   http://www.ipom.com/

"Never write it in C if you can do it in 'awk';
 Never do it in 'awk' if 'sed' can handle it;
 Never use 'sed' when 'tr' can do the job;
 Never invoke 'tr' when 'cat' is sufficient;
 Avoid using 'cat' whenever possible" -- Taylor's Laws of Programming


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Merged 425721 427591 428215. Request was from Lior Kaplan <kaplan@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 30 Jun 2007 17:39:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #27 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>
To: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>, 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#428215: Any update on this bug?
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 00:23:44 +0200
On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 09:24:44AM -0700, Phil Dibowitz wrote:
> Alexander Sack wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 09:01:13PM -0700, Phil Dibowitz wrote:
> >> I'm still unable to use icedove2 because of this.
> >>
> > 
> > Yeah, I am sorry .... however, unless you add a sane Subject line to
> > your mail i cannot answer nor get an idea what you are talking about.
> > 
> > Thus, this mail will be processed when I do my next regular icedove
> > bug day.
> > 
> > 
> > So: make my life easier, include bug title in mail subjects.
> 
> The title of my original bug is "#428215: enigmail: 2:0.95.0+1-3 fails to
> allow you to send email"
> 
> With enigmail I can't send signed email, thus meaning I cannot upgrade to
> icedove2.
> 
> The original bug creation had a descriptive subject, but I didn't see a
> response to that email either. :(
> 

OK,

1. backup your .mozilla-thunderbird directory

2. please try if using a new profile fixes this for you (e.g. move
.mozilla-thunderbird somewhere else to test)

3a. if it doesn't help, please come back

3b. if it helps, please move you .mozilla-thunderbird directory back
to its original place and remove the compreg.dat and XUL.mfasl files
inside of it before you restart icedove.


 - Alexander




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #32 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
To: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>
Cc: 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#428215: Any update on this bug?
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 22:44:58 -0700
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On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 12:23:44AM +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
> OK,
> 
> 1. backup your .mozilla-thunderbird directory
> 
> 2. please try if using a new profile fixes this for you (e.g. move
> .mozilla-thunderbird somewhere else to test)
> 
> 3a. if it doesn't help, please come back

That didn't help. It still fails if I have messages set to be signed
automatically.

-- 
Phil Dibowitz                             phil@ipom.com
Open Source software and tech docs        Insanity Palace of Metallica
http://www.phildev.net/                   http://www.ipom.com/

"Never write it in C if you can do it in 'awk';
 Never do it in 'awk' if 'sed' can handle it;
 Never use 'sed' when 'tr' can do the job;
 Never invoke 'tr' when 'cat' is sufficient;
 Avoid using 'cat' whenever possible" -- Taylor's Laws of Programming

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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #37 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
To: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>, 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#428215: Any update on this bug?
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 22:48:44 -0700
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Phil Dibowitz wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 12:23:44AM +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
>> OK,
>>
>> 1. backup your .mozilla-thunderbird directory
>>
>> 2. please try if using a new profile fixes this for you (e.g. move
>> .mozilla-thunderbird somewhere else to test)
>>
>> 3a. if it doesn't help, please come back
> 
> That didn't help. It still fails if I have messages set to be signed
> automatically.

BTW - I tried BOTH things you suggested. I completely moved
~/.mozilla-thunderbird out of the way, started icedove, setup a new account,
setup enigmail preferences, and then attempted to send email. I got the same
problem of it failing to be able to create a message.

A list of error messages under various settings is in the original bug
report, they are the same now.

I then tried putting my original one back and removing XUL.mfasl and
compreg.dat, but taht didn't work either.

I've re-downgraded to the 'testing' version of icedove and enigmail.

- --
Phil Dibowitz                             phil@ipom.com
Open Source software and tech docs        Insanity Palace of Metallica
http://www.phildev.net/                   http://www.ipom.com/

"Never write it in C if you can do it in 'awk';
 Never do it in 'awk' if 'sed' can handle it;
 Never use 'sed' when 'tr' can do the job;
 Never invoke 'tr' when 'cat' is sufficient;
 Avoid using 'cat' whenever possible" -- Taylor's Laws of Programming

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Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

iD8DBQFGizS8N5XoxaHnMrsRAmDaAJ4yYjvM6xsl/YUhQXLsE49arT7WXACggiDH
BhG9vzDArr7I4DI0ElKXrms=
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #42 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
To: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
Cc: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>, 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#428215: Any update on this bug?
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:56:52 -0700
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Phil Dibowitz wrote:
> Phil Dibowitz wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 01, 2007 at 12:23:44AM +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
>>> OK,
>>>
>>> 1. backup your .mozilla-thunderbird directory
>>>
>>> 2. please try if using a new profile fixes this for you (e.g. move
>>> .mozilla-thunderbird somewhere else to test)
>>>
>>> 3a. if it doesn't help, please come back
>> That didn't help. It still fails if I have messages set to be signed
>> automatically.
> 
> BTW - I tried BOTH things you suggested. I completely moved
> ~/.mozilla-thunderbird out of the way, started icedove, setup a new account,
> setup enigmail preferences, and then attempted to send email. I got the same
> problem of it failing to be able to create a message.
> 
> A list of error messages under various settings is in the original bug
> report, they are the same now.
> 
> I then tried putting my original one back and removing XUL.mfasl and
> compreg.dat, but taht didn't work either.
> 
> I've re-downgraded to the 'testing' version of icedove and enigmail.
> 

Any update on this?

-- 
Phil Dibowitz                             phil@ipom.com
Open Source software and tech docs        Insanity Palace of Metallica
http://www.phildev.net/                   http://www.ipom.com/

"Never write it in C if you can do it in 'awk';
 Never do it in 'awk' if 'sed' can handle it;
 Never use 'sed' when 'tr' can do the job;
 Never invoke 'tr' when 'cat' is sufficient;
 Avoid using 'cat' whenever possible" -- Taylor's Laws of Programming


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Disconnected #425721 from all other report(s). Request was from Lior Kaplan <kaplan@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 19 Jul 2007 19:03:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Disconnected #428215 from all other report(s). Request was from Lior Kaplan <kaplan@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 19 Jul 2007 19:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
Bug#428215; Package enigmail. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #51 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
To: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
Cc: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>, 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#428215: Any update on this bug?
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 23:13:33 -0700
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Phil Dibowitz wrote:
>> A list of error messages under various settings is in the original bug
>> report, they are the same now.
>>
>> I then tried putting my original one back and removing XUL.mfasl and
>> compreg.dat, but taht didn't work either.
>>
>> I've re-downgraded to the 'testing' version of icedove and enigmail.
>>
> 
> Any update on this?

I FINALLY figured this one out.

The latest enigmail is *always* passing '--use-agent' to gpg, even if the
"Use Agent" box isn't checked in the engmail perferences.

That's a bug.

The reason it manifested itself the way it did, was that I had gpg-agent's
pinentry program set to 'pinentry-curses', which couldn't popup from
thunderbird because there was no terminal. As a result, gpg-agent couldn't
get a passphrase, so gpg couldn't get a passphrase, so sending the message
failed.

Temporary work arounds:
  - Uninstall gpg-agnet
  - Set default pinentry to pinentry-qt or pinentry-gtk

Solution:
  - Make the "Use Agent" checkbox work as advertised.

-- 
Phil Dibowitz                             phil@ipom.com
Open Source software and tech docs        Insanity Palace of Metallica
http://www.phildev.net/                   http://www.ipom.com/

"Never write it in C if you can do it in 'awk';
 Never do it in 'awk' if 'sed' can handle it;
 Never use 'sed' when 'tr' can do the job;
 Never invoke 'tr' when 'cat' is sufficient;
 Avoid using 'cat' whenever possible" -- Taylor's Laws of Programming


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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@debian.org>:
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Message #56 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: arno <arenevier@fdn.fr>
To: Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>
Cc: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>, 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#428215: Any update on this bug? eply-To:
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 15:19:37 +0200
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Le Wednesday 25 July 2007, à 23:13:33PM -0700, Phil a écrit : 
> 
> I FINALLY figured this one out.
> 
> The latest enigmail is *always* passing '--use-agent' to gpg, even if the
> "Use Agent" box isn't checked in the engmail perferences.
> 
> That's a bug.
> 

I noticed that behaviour, and reported it on enigmail mailing list.
http://mozdev.org/pipermail/enigmail/2007-August/008176.html

Upstream answered it's not a bug, but an intended behaviour
(because gpg-agent will be mandatory in pgg2)
http://mozdev.org/pipermail/enigmail/2007-August/008177.html

hope this helps

arno
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Message #61 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Adam Katz <debian@khopis.com>
To: 428215@bugs.debian.org, Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>
Subject: Add gnupg2 as a dependency to enigmail (Bug#428215)
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 11:02:31 -0500
>> The latest enigmail is *always* passing '--use-agent' to gpg, even
>> if the "Use Agent" box isn't checked in the engmail perferences.
> 
> Upstream answered it's not a bug, but an intended behaviour
> (because gpg-agent will be mandatory in pgg2)

If that's the response and you're holding to it, you have to change
enigmail to depend on gnupg2 instead of gnupg, as the gnupg package is
(at least currenty) tied to the 1.x branch of gpg.


The alternative would be something messy,
like changing the dependencies to:

Depends: thunderbird | icedove | iceape-mailnews | seamonkey-mailnews,
libc6 (>= 2.5-5), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.2-20070516), libnspr4-0d (>=
1.8.0.10), libstdc++6 (>= 4.2-20070516), gnupg2 | gnupg, gnupg2 |
pinentry-gtk | pinentry-gtk2 | pinentry-qt

Please double-check my syntax,
I'm not sure how to otherwise do "A | (B, C)"

Also note the issue with the default /usr/bin/pinentry pointing to
pinentry-curses, which I suppose you could solve by installing a
/usr/bin/pinentry-gui that points at a non-curses version (or
requesting that the pinentry maintainer do that and depend on versions
after it is added).  (I /did/ say it was messy...)


For more workaround notes, see the Enigmail FAQ entry for this,
http://mozilla-enigmail.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=249

I hope this helps!
-Adam




Severity set to `normal' from `grave' Request was from Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 30 Dec 2007 19:00:35 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #68 received at 428215@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Alexander Sack <asac@jwsdot.com>
To: control@bugs.debian.org, 428215@bugs.debian.org
Subject: enigmail: 2:0.95.0+1-3 fails to allow you to send email
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 19:53:45 +0100
severity 428215 normal
thanks

this isn't a grave bug because its due to some local setting you
have. Most likely you enable agent in gpg.conf. disable that and
relogin if you still have that issue.

 - Alexander





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