Changes made to keys in Thunderbird are not transferred to GPA

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Changes made to keys in Thunderbird are not transferred to GPA

serando
Hello all together

Operating System: MX Linux 19.3 Xfce 64 bit
GPA version: 0.10.0 from MX Packet Installer
Thunderbird: 78.7.1

1)
Because one of my keys has expired, I have changed in thunderbird the
"expiry date" of one of my own keys into "Key never expires".
After I have started GPA.
My expectation was, that now GPA shows me as "expire date" also "Key
never expires".
But my change in thunderbird seems not to have any influence to GPA.
Why? Do I have now two versions of keys on different places? A
GPA-version and a thunderbird version?

2)
I have deleted one of my own keys in thunderbird.
After I have started GPA.
My expectation was, that now GPA no longer shows me this key.
But it is still in GPA.

Thank you.

With kind regards
Serando

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Re: Changes made to keys in Thunderbird are not transferred to GPA

Marco Ricci
Hi Serando.

Thus spoke Serando:
> But my change in thunderbird seems not to have any influence to GPA.
> Why?  Do I have now two versions of keys on different places?
> A GPA-version and a thunderbird version?

Yes, you do. And annoyingly, it's up to you to keep both sets of keys in
sync. See [1].

You can ease some of this synchronization burden by using Thunderbird's
"external GnuPG" setting; see [2]. But certain parts are still handled
by Thunderbird in either case; see [3].

[1]: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/openpgp-thunderbird-howto-and-faq#w_i-need-to-use-both-gnupg-and-thunderbird-in-parallel-can-i-synchronize-my-keys
[2]: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:OpenPGP:Smartcards
[3]: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/openpgp-thunderbird-howto-and-faq#w_if-my-secret-key-isnt-supported-by-thunderbird-what-can-i-do

Cheers,
Marco


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