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Enigmail Errors

Published on 14 June 2016 by Amanda

Post-Install Tasks:

At some point enigmail started producing errors again on my netbook. This seems to have coincided with all of my desktop settings being corrupted. No idea what happened there. Got this now classic error pop-up:

gpg-agent error

There were two problems occurring. One was found by using the commands:
killall gpg-agent
This command displayed an error from gpg-agent that said it can't find version information for libgpg-error.so.0.
The solution to this problem was creating a symbolic link in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
cd /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libgpg-error.so.0.17.0 libgpg-error.so.0
This got rid of the error displayed when running gpg-agent in debug mode, but the message continued to pop up
whenever I attempted to view any encrypted email, even after entering my passphrase.
The solution that finally got rid of the pop-up above involved creating another symbolic link in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
cd /lib/i386-linux-gnu/
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libgpg-error.so.0.17.0 libgpg-error.so

This also changed the passphrase entry screen to this one that is expressly titled pinentry.