[arch-general] Thunderbird 78

Javier j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 00:31:29 UTC 2020

On 11/8/20 2:12 PM, Archange via arch-general wrote:
> Hi,
> 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”: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:OpenPGP:Smartcards
> Regards,
> Bruno/Archange

It's not only required for hardware private key keeping, also for opting to use GnuPG for managing private keys, which is what I'm hoping to use.


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