GPG error with KMail, cannot decrypt emails...

Gary Greene greeneg at
Sat Apr 1 12:04:40 BST 2006

On Saturday 01 April 2006 05:51 am, Christian Mueller wrote:
> Am Samstag, 1. April 2006 12:34 schrieb Gary Greene:
> > For a while now, I've not been able to decrypt encrypted emails from
> > people that are encrypted with GnuPG. I've got GPG Agent running and have
> > pinentry-qt installed, but the error I get is the following from the blue
> > header in the email:
> >
> > Encrypted message (decryption not possible)
> > Reason: Crypto plug-in "openpgp" could not decrypt the data.
> > Error: Bad passphrase
> >
> > Additionally, I get this from the command line while kmail attempts to
> > decrypt the message:
> >
> > gpgme_op_decrypt_verify() returned this error code:  117440523
> >
> > If there are any GPG gurus on this list that know how to remedy this,
> > please let me know. Thanks.
> I'm not a GPG guru, but I had a problem like that
> (not sure if I got the same error code, though ...):
> The entry "pinentry-program" in ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf was not pointing
> to the correct location (I had pinentry-qt installed, but the path was
> wrong): pinentry-program /usr/bin/pinentry-qt
> The password dialog window didn't come up in my case, of course.
> Christian.

I'm getting a similar issue. I'm not getting the dialogue either. lemme check 
the path for it....

Well, how interesting.... it's pointing to /usr/local/bin... Thanks for the 
pointer. I'll get the packages for PhoeNUX OS changed to correct this :) 
Thanks again on the quick response.

Gary L. Greene, Jr.
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