(1 replies, posted in Bugs & problems)

Currently using svn version 410 on Windows Vista.

With new update, and selecting Tools->FireGPG

I get the following popup

TypeError: Components.classes.[cid] has no properties

Also version number no longer being displayed

Thanks by the way for adding this feature just a question-

Just today updated to svn revision 400 via cygwin svn.

Within the GPG option box however it states the following:
Current FireGPG Version: DEVEL- 0.4.9 - Svn version: $Rev: 397 $

Just wondering why the discrepancy?


(1 replies, posted in Misc)

Under the FireGPG preferences, there is an option that states:

Display FireGPG website address in PGP comment field

shouldn't this read

Display FireGPG website address in GnuPG (or GPG) comment field

Also is it possible to display not only the current FireGPG version, but the svn revision number if svn sources are being used?

Thanks for adding the feature of the version number to the Options Menu:

Current FireGPG version: 0.4.8

Was wondering if you were using an svn version, if the revision number could also be displayed.  Thanks


(5 replies, posted in Misc)

Can you provide some more details with specifics?  Im trying to avoid enigmail if possible since I don't want to use Tbird but just a web mail interface

will do -- please post when its available in svn!


(15 replies, posted in Requests)

I like the SVN -- but wait I should be quiet about this!  But I haven't tried Firefox3 yet!

no just this message thats the problem -- i looked at the original letter as pulled out of gmail.  There doesnt seem to be anything wrong with the source letter.  Im confused

Currently using MSVista with gpg v1.48 cygwin svn version 4693  with firegpg svn version 342.

Receiving Error when trying to decrypt from gmail with a popup box that reads
Decryption Failed -- Unknown Error

I save the gpg portion of the message to a file and ran gpg manually.  I was able to decrypt the message but received the following:
gpg: invalid armor header: hQQOAziEhh5pj3ZpEA//c/a5xt/LmNtcaYixg89YS81CixQbRYjWM

This did not stop the decryption process however and the contents of the saved message where decrypted.

Is there any output I can provide that would troubleshoot this error?? 

Just a side note -- Is there a way that possibly you could include a debug switch as an option in the gpg menu.  This would help people like me actually that submit errors or problems help the developers.  It might help to localize the code lines that were at least contributing to the error


Good find!!


(1 replies, posted in Bugs & problems)

my understanding is that gpg works only on plain text -- not other meta-content.  I believe to encode the other data you would need to use SMIME encoding, which gpg doesnt support right now.  Instead of including the content inline, you could always include the data as an attachment and the file will be encrypted.

What I would recommend is to see if its a firegpg problem or gpg problem.  I would copy your email to a file, and then run gpg from the command line on the email file, to see if it is verified at the command line.  This would tell us if its a gpg or firegpgp problem.

I have the following key/subkey for my personnal key:

pub   4096R/7EBCE6DE 2007-11-14
uid                  (Kevdog) <kevdog@gmail.com>
uid                  [jpeg image of size 3122]
sub   4096g/698F7669 2007-11-14
sub   4096R/1B8810C5 2008-01-21

The first key is the principle or private signing key. (uses RSA algorithm)
The second key (subkey) is the encryption key. (uses ElGamal algorithm)
The third key (subkey) is a second signing key (uses RSA algorithm)

Using firegpg, when Im sigining a letter, the choices that are presented in the popup box for the signature key is the key designated by 7EBCE6DE.  When the message is signed, the signature subkey is used 1B8810C5, rather than the primary key 7EBCE6DE.

Is this how this is supposed to work??  Is it supposed to give you a choice -- Im not certain.

I guess theoretically you could have also multiple encryption subkeys.  In this case the program would also need to select one the encryption subkeys.

Now used revision 337 from a different computer a few hours later than last attempt -- it seemed to work.  The interesting part is that in the password box it states

FireGPG's api called form undefined.

It used to say something like save the password for the session or something

At revision 337 -- It still does not work -- again on windows box with cygwin as the gpg binary.

Nope -- after entering the password after selecting the private signature key, it still tells me incorrect password.  Again Im not clear why I need to enter any password since the private key has no associated password with it -- its passwordless

Nonetheless, after a box tells me incorrect password, the message is erased.

I know you dont want me using the svn version (I dont on a regular basis), however at least Im able to give you some feedback in the development process.  I tried looking at the code where the password was being asked for.  I couldn't find the file.  I was kind of confused.

Revision 334 svn version definitely does not prevent the deletion of the email message.  My private signature key is not saved with a password, however it keeps asking me for a session password.  Why is this??  Also when I do a sign and encrypt, the password box pops up, I use the same password that I used when I was only using the sign only option, and it comes back, incorrect password and the message is deleted.  I think it has something to do the the session password or something.  Whatever I type for the session password when choosing sign and encrypt -- its never correct.

Ill check it again today -- im using the new gmail interface

Hope its fixed in the svn version smile

In the latest svn release its still not fixed.  It asks for the password, and then states the password is incorrect, and then the entire body of the email is erased.  Using revision 333.

So if you save the message to a file and then pass this file to gpg for decryption and signature verification, it works?

Kaa described the problem exactly.  I get around this problem by first signing the message, and then encrypting it in 2 steps.  I have no problem with this method, but the combination method definitely doesnt work.  The most annoying thing about it is that it ERASES THE BODY OF THE EMAIL as stated above.

Is this on the same machine?  Are you using two different versions of gpg installed on the machine with two different keyrings?  Is this a windows or linux box?

Currently using cygwin and have manage to compile gpg and gpg2 with camellia ciphers.  I might be slow, but I dont really see a big difference between gpg and gpg2.  Can someone give me a quick rundown about the difference between the two?  All I can see is that I can't compile gpg2 with the idea cipher whereas with gpg this module can be compiled in.  I'd be happy to provide instructions how to compile gpg with the camellia and idea ciphers if anyone is interested.

Correct -- once the message is decrypted -- you would want in the resulting window a message stating the signature was good (if the message was sent as a signed and encrypted message).  If the message was simply encrypted (no signature), nothing would appear at the bottom of the window, or a message stating no signature found, or no signature included.

When someone sends you a signed, encrypted letter, it would be good if some verification was found at the bottom of the decryption window that would verify the sender's signature.  I dont think this is a feature currently.