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Old 07-20-2011, 05:14 AM
scar
 
Default pubring.gpg owned by root

i went to sign an e-mail today, and got this error:

gpg: can't open `/home/scar/.gnupg/pubring.gpg' gpg: keydb_search
failed: file open error

upon inspection of the file, the owner and group had both been changed
to root.

any idea what could cause this? hopefully nothing malicious....

i found a discussion[1] about another user running into this problem
after upgrading thunderbird and, although that discussion is old and
referring to upgrading from 1.5 to 2.0, thunderbird here was recently
upgraded too (to 3.1.11 (ubuntu 10.04)). i can't recall if enigmail was
also recently upgraded.....


1. http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-429325.html



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Old 07-20-2011, 05:20 AM
Jordon Bedwell
 
Default pubring.gpg owned by root

On 07/20/2011 12:14 AM, scar wrote:
> i went to sign an e-mail today, and got this error:
>
> gpg: can't open `/home/scar/.gnupg/pubring.gpg' gpg: keydb_search
> failed: file open error
>
> upon inspection of the file, the owner and group had both been changed
> to root.
>
> any idea what could cause this? hopefully nothing malicious....
>
> i found a discussion[1] about another user running into this problem
> after upgrading thunderbird and, although that discussion is old and
> referring to upgrading from 1.5 to 2.0, thunderbird here was recently
> upgraded too (to 3.1.11 (ubuntu 10.04)). i can't recall if enigmail was
> also recently upgraded.....

My suggestion would be to chown it back (and verify the chmod is right)
and then monitor the file, if it doesn't change again until another
upgrade of some kind then it's safe to assume it was an upgrade. If it
changes again outside of that, then it's time to start digging around.


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