[Alpine-info] S/MIME not working with alpine
crodjer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 11:40:12 PDT 2011
I am trying to get my mail privacy certificate (comodo) to work with
alpine. I created the private key, public and ca certificates by
using the `openssl pkcs12` tool.
After taking a look into the openssl documentation, I used the
following commands for generating the key and ceritficates in the
openssl pkcs12 -nocerts -in emailaddress.p12 -out private/emailaddress.key
openssl pkcs12 -cacerts -in emailaddress.p12 -out ca/emailaddress.crt
openssl pkcs12 -clcerts -in emailaddress.p12 -out public/emailaddress.crt
I provided the correct password and tried it with and without a paraphrase.
But still when ever I select sign (G), to sign the mail with my certificate
it gives me this error:
[Couldn't find the certificate needed to sign.]
There was another post similar to this
suggested using strace to deal with this.
I tried that and found out that all my certificate files were being
opened up OK in readonly mode. But I could not make much more out
of the log.
How can I go forward about debuging the problem futher? Has anyone else
Alpine version details:
Automatically installed: no
Maintainer: Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org>
Uncompressed Size: 6,967 k
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.4), libgssapi-krb5-2 (>= 1.8+dfsg), libkrb5-3 (>=
1.6.dfsg.2), libldap-2.4-2 (>= 2.4.7), libncurses5 (>= 5.5-5~), libpam0g
libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.0)
Suggests: aspell, mail-transport-agent | exim4
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Alpine is an upgrade of the well-known PINE email client. Its
name derives from the use of the Apache License and its ties
It features a full suite of support for mail protocols like
IMAP and SMTP and security protocols like TLS. It uses
curses for its interface.
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