Subject: Re: Using gpg with sylpheed?
To: Christian Biere <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 02/27/2006 09:53:34
In message <20060227110351.GA6934@cyclonus>, Christian Biere writes:

>Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> Is anyone successfully using gpg with sylpheed 2.2.0?  Any time I try=20
>> to sign something, it says=20
>> 	(sylpheed:821): Sylpheed-WARNING **: pgp_sign(): signing failed: User
>Have you tried signing something manually for the same recipients and
>the used key with gpg? There are several 'User ID ...' error messages
>used by GnuPG. This one is certainly truncated for some reason. Your
>best option, is to modify or single-step through pgp_sign() in Sylpheed
>to determine where it bails out.

Yes, I can sign things with no trouble.  And as best I can tell, the 
message isn't coming from gpg but from gpgme via libgpg_error, and I 
sure can't find anything in there that looks like it.

I'll try the single-step solution or some such.
>The truncation *could* be related to the very poor mlock() handling of
>Sylpheed. Maybe it just makes the mlock() ineffective though. I mean
>it really helps to STFW for opengroup+<syscall> before using a syscall

I was about to post a message saying I'd just seen that mentioned on 
the sylpheed mailing list, when I noticed the name looked familiar...

		--Steven M. Bellovin,