[Gajim-devel] Gajim and GPG auto-key-retrieve

yann asterix at lagaule.org
Wed Mar 7 17:42:26 CET 2007

Adrian C. a écrit :
> Hello, this morning I've expirienced some strange behaviour.
> Every few minutes the whole Gajim UI would freeze and in my terminal I 
> would see a message:
> gpgkeys: key 183AF3BE23158056 not found on keyserver
> So, from where did this key come from, and why does Gajim need it?
> ...
> So, some folks at gajim at conference... explained to me that:
> Jonas: i'm guessing someone sent a signed presence packet...
> But they also said:
> nusse: it shouldnt search/download any keys
> Jonas: it should look through the existing keys only
> Jonas: and skip verifying any unknown
> In my gpg.conf I have:
> keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve
> So, according to them Gajim should not try to get the key, but I guess 
> it depends on your GnuPG settings, so it tries.
> The thing is when this happens the whole Gajim becomes unresponsive for 
> more than 30 seconds, even a whole minute! Complete freeze, and after it 
> failes (or succeed in some other case) it resumes.
> I'm at SVN revision 7998, and I haven't found a bug report on this on 
> the trac (if there is one, I apologise for this message).
> Thank you, anrxc.

I see 2 solutions to fix this pb:
  - use --keyserver-options no-auto-key-retrieve option when we use gpg

  - launch gpg process in  thread. But this mean we can't really know if 
message is correctly encrypted and sent.

What do you think ?


More information about the Gajim-devel mailing list