Bug 307181 - [RFE] Enable GPGme support
[RFE] Enable GPGme support
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: balsa (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Pawel Salek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-09-26 10:53 EDT by Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek
Modified: 2008-06-16 22:30 EDT (History)
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Description Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2007-09-26 10:53:07 EDT
Description of problem:
I can't sign my mail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Balsa
2. Select accounts options or something like that from Settings/Preferences
menu. Help says there should be GnuPG signing options.
Actual results:
There's no such option in accounts options.

Expected results:
There is such option in accounts options.

Additional info:
Maybe it is a configure flag?
Comment 1 Peter Bloomfield 2007-09-26 19:52:40 EDT
You're right, it is a configure flag.  The Fedora package is built without GPGme
support, so the page on the Identity dialog that offers signing and encryption
options is currently omitted--creating an inconsistency with the help file.  The
"New message" window's "Options" menu also has signing and encryption items,
which are also currently omitted when GPGme isn't included.

Including those items even when they're not supported, but grayed out, would
probably be less confusing--and more consistent with the help file.
Comment 2 Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2007-09-27 09:05:56 EDT
But if I want to sing my mail with Balsa?
Should I recompile mail?

Ximian/Novell Evolution is less native than Balsa.
Comment 3 Pawel Salek 2007-09-27 09:12:51 EDT
I guess it is then simplest to rename this bug as "[RFE] enable gpgme support"...
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:31:11 EDT
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Comment 5 Peter Bloomfield 2008-05-14 13:30:20 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> But if I want to sing my mail with Balsa?
> Should I recompile mail?
> Ximian/Novell Evolution is less native than Balsa.

Yes, you should reconfigure Balsa --with-gpgme.  We've fixed Balsa so that, when
configured --without-gpgme, the "Security" page is included in the "Identities"
dialog, but all controls are grayed out and a footnote explains the situation.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 22:30:01 EDT
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