Bug 590493 - "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: security-guide
Version: devel
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: eric
QA Contact: Ben Cotton
Depends On: 590458
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-09 20:29 UTC by eric
Modified: 2012-10-06 04:03 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 590458
Last Closed: 2012-10-06 04:03:47 UTC

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Description eric 2010-05-09 20:29:32 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #590458 +++

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

--- Additional comment from eric@christensenplace.us on 2010-05-09 16:08:40 EDT ---

It's a wiki so feel free to change it yourself.  The wiki is for community changes.

Comment 1 eric 2010-05-09 20:30:50 UTC
Since this information was used for the Security Guide, we should make sure that the text is updated there, as well.


Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2011-02-13 19:07:45 UTC
Edits are not yet reflected in security guide.

Also, screen output is not in <screen> element in this section.

Finally, the section ID for this section is incorrect. It is "sect-Security_Guide-Encryption-Using_GPG-Creating_GPG_Keys_in_KDE", but should be "sect-Security_Guide-Encryption-Generating_GPG_Keys_Using_the_Command_Line" or similar.

Comment 3 Karsten Wade 2011-12-14 03:44:48 UTC
Removing myself for these bug components as I'm either no longer involved in that aspect of the project, or no longer care to watch this particular bug. Sorry if you are caught in a maelstrom of bug changes as a result!

Comment 5 eric 2012-10-06 04:03:47 UTC
These changes will be pushed in the F18 version.

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