Re: Second call for votes for the debian project leader election 2007
On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:27:59 -0700, Ben Pfaff <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Andreas Tille <email@example.com> writes:
>> The relation between Rejects and Voters is currently the highest we
>> ever had. I'm just asking whether we need some technical
>> improvement here because I personally add a count of three to the
>> rejects and have no idea how to vote successfully.
> With Gnus+Mailcrypt, I was unable to vote with a signed but not
> encrypted ballot. The voting daemon claimed that there was some
> kind of quoted-printable problem. This surprised me: Gnus and
> Mailcrypt have not caused problems for me with any previous votes.
> However, this is the only ballot I recall containing non-ASCII
> characters, which could be the cause.
> So then I sent in a signed and encrypted ballot. This caused the
> whole ballot to be base64-encoded. Presumably this sidestepped the
> quoted-printable problem, because it was accepted. -- Ben Pfaff
mailcrypt does not produce PGP/MIME mails, it signs and ascii
armors a file, which is included as body of the message, and passed
to Gnus. Gnus then notices there are non-ascii characters, and
proceeds to protect them; which violates the integrity of the mail.
My suggestion is to stop using mailcrypt, it is ancient, and
hoary; pgg and easypg work a lot better.
This is a case of non-functional MUA software.
Unix is a Registered Bell of AT&T Trademark Laboratories. Donn Seeley
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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