[arch-general] Thunderbird 78

Archange archange at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 8 20:12:42 UTC 2020


On 09/11/2020 00:05, Peter via arch-general wrote:
> Hello,
>> anthraxx did update the PKGBUILD and we are testing the build but 
>> currently for instance I’m unable to decrypt messages using the 
>> external GnuPG feature (reported upstream), and there is also a build 
>> issue with system bzip2 (I used the vendored one instead, but that’s 
>> not what we want for the final build).
>> So for now this remain WIP.
> I couldn't find the ticket in Bugzilla. Can you please post the ticket 
> number of the bug that was reported upstream?

Sure: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1675939

> GnuPG was replaced by OpenPGP. What are you referring to when you say 
> "decrypt messages using the external GnuPG feature"?

Thunderbird allows you to use GnuPG for private key operations if you 
can’t/don’t want to import your private key into Thunderbird. This is a 
feature lot of us need, because if you use a smartcard-like hardware 
solution (Yubikey, Nitrokey, any PGP smartcard…) that’s the only 
solution (since you cannot import your private key into Thunderbird). 
Thunderbird calls this the “external GnuPG feature”: 


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