Bug 701455 - GPA displays error dialog on startup; won't function at all otherwise.
Summary: GPA displays error dialog on startup; won't function at all otherwise.
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gpa
Version: 14
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
unspecified
urgent
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Assignee: Orphan Owner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-05-02 21:48 UTC by Dale Snell
Modified: 2012-08-16 13:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 13:14:46 UTC
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Description Dale Snell 2011-05-02 21:48:29 UTC
Description of problem:
When gpa is started, it pops up an error dialog that reads:

  "The GPGME library returned an unexpected error.  The error was:
     General Assuan error
   This is probably a bug in GPA.
   GPA will now try to recover from this error."

Clicking on the "Close" button dismisses the error dialog, but gpa does not function correctly.  It is possible to bring up the various windows, but no keys are shown.  I do have some keys; both Seahorse and gpg (command line) show them.  When I select "File->Quit", the error dialog shows up again.  Closing it leaves gpa running.  Clicking on the window frame close button kills gpa, but the error dialog pops up as soon as the main gpa window closes.

When I attempted to generate a test key, things seemed to work up until the point where I entered my passphrase.  No matter what I entered, gpa reported that the passwords did not match.  Cancelling out of the password entry dialog brought up another error dialog.  This one read "General error," instead of "General Assuan error".  At this point I decided the program was unusable and gave up on it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
0.9.0-1.fc14

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start from menu (Applications->Accessories)
2.
3.
  
Actual results:
Error Dialog pops up.

Expected results:
No error dialog; normal operation.

Additional info:
I tried downloading the tarball from the gpa's development site as well as the Fedora source rpm, and found I couldn't compile the program.  To make a long story short, gpa appears to need an older version (1.x) of libassuan.  The version of libassuan in the Fedora repositories is 2.0.0.  (I do have libassuan-devel installed.)

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