First Fedora Bug Report

report-bug-iconGPG Issue
After generating my gpg key on Fedora 23 I ran in to an issue using the key to sign my email. When I went to Evolution to select the key it was not in the list. To create the key I used the command line ‘gpg –gen-key’ I then went to look in Seahorse to see if the key was there and found that the key was only under ‘Show Any’ and ‘Show Trusted’ views. It was not listed under ‘Show Personal’.

Troubles Shoot
I tested creating a key on Ubuntu 15.10 using the same command and the key was available in both Evolution and Seahorse. I also created a key on my Fedora 23 testing laptop using the ‘gpg2 –gen-key’ command. When using that command the key was also available in Seahorse and Evolution. Ubuntu uses GnuPG version 1.4.18 while Fedora uses GnuPG version 1.4.19.

Work Around
I was able to work around this by exporting the public and private keys and then importing them using ‘gpg2 –import’.

The Bug Report
I have been reporting bugs for a long time, but this is my first Fedora bug report.

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