Bug 590458 - "Creating GPG Keys Using the Command Line" wiki page offers incomplete instructions
Summary: "Creating GPG Keys Using the Command Line" wiki page offers incomplete instru...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-websites
Version: devel
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: eric
QA Contact: Karsten Wade
Depends On:
Blocks: 590493
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-09 16:28 UTC by Jim Campbell
Modified: 2010-05-09 20:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 590493 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2010-05-09 20:33:37 UTC

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Description Jim Campbell 2010-05-09 16:28:52 UTC
Description of problem:
This Fedora-docs wiki page ( http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/UsingGpg/CreatingKeys#Creating_GPG_Keys_Using_the_Command_Line ) suggests that users create a key by entering "gpg --gen-key" but the text instructions beneath that are incomplete.

A bit lower, the screen output shows:

Please select what kind of key you want:
(1) DSA and ElGamal (default)
(2) DSA (sign only)
(4) RSA (sign only)
Your selection?

Option #3 is missing, and option #1 is not the correct default option.  The following is actually displayed by the terminal:

Please select what kind of key you want:
   (1) RSA and RSA (default)
   (2) DSA and Elgamal
   (3) DSA (sign only)
   (4) RSA (sign only)
Your selection? 

This is a bit problematic because the following wiki instructions suggest that the default option is the correct option.  

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

I think this would fall under:
Name       : pgp-tools
Arch       : i686
Version    : 1.1
Release    : 4.fc13

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit the wiki page - view incorrect text
Actual results:
As above

Expected results:
Correctly display the available options and let the reader know which is the preferred option to choose.

Additional info:
I didn't see a place to attach this bug to the wiki, so I hope setting it to "fedora-websites" is correct.

See here for a snapshot of the relevant text: http://www.imagebanana.com/img/dj6d8nt8/Selection_006.png

Comment 1 eric 2010-05-09 20:08:40 UTC
It's a wiki so feel free to change it yourself.  The wiki is for community changes.

Comment 2 Jim Campbell 2010-05-09 20:33:37 UTC
Thanks, Eric.  Given the importance of GPG keys, I wanted to err on the safe side, but I've gone ahead and made the corrections to the wiki page.

I've also marked the bug as closed.

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