The KMail PGP/MIME problem solved: gnupg-agent in Debian
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- Subject: The KMail PGP/MIME problem solved: gnupg-agent in Debian
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- Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 04:09:00 +0100
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As you may know, KMail in Debian testing/unstable has had the severe
limitation of not being able to decrypt mail encrypted using the
PGP/MIME standard, without the help of an external program, namely
gnupg-agent. As this program was not available from Debian, indeed
only from external repositories, the situation was far from
satisfying, for users, maintainers, and upstream. This is Debian Bug
#280175 and KDE Bug #92619.
Myself and the other members of the KDE team have repeatedly stated
that work was in progress, and asked for your patience. I'm happy to
announce that the 'gnupg-agent' package is available as of today in
Debian Sid, and hopefully soon from Debian Sarge as well. This will
make KMail fully functional in the upcoming Debian 3.1 release, which
is undoubtedly a good thing. For the sake of completeness, gpgsm has
also been uploaded, which will make the KDE certificate manager,
kleopatra, functional as well.
I want to thank you for your understanding during this delay, and also
to thank the people that have made this possible. I know Debian can be
slow at times, but we try not to forget the outstanding issues.
Thanks for reading.
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