[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#494040: gpgv: Unintelligible (behaviour and) error messages.

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Wed Aug 6 20:59:10 UTC 2008

Package: gpgv
Version: 1.4.9-2
Severity: important

(Happens also in -3)

Once upon a time, gpgv was said to be a nice and quick way to check
whether a signature is valid.
| kibi at waity:~$ rm .gnupg/ -rf
| kibi at waity:~$ wget -q
| http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/blender/blender_2.46+dfsg-3.dsc -P /tmp
| kibi at waity:~$ gpg --keyserver hkp://keyring.debian.org --recv-keys 0x747935DD
| gpg: directory `/home/kibi/.gnupg' created
| gpg: new configuration file `/home/kibi/.gnupg/gpg.conf' created
| gpg: WARNING: options in `/home/kibi/.gnupg/gpg.conf' are not yet active during this run
| gpg: keyring `/home/kibi/.gnupg/secring.gpg' created
| gpg: keyring `/home/kibi/.gnupg/pubring.gpg' created
| gpg: requesting key 747935DD from hkp server keyring.debian.org
| gpg: /home/kibi/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
| gpg: key 747935DD: public key "Cyril Brulebois <kibi at debian.org>" imported
| gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
| gpg: Total number processed: 1
| gpg:               imported: 1
| kibi at waity:~$ gpgv /tmp/blender_2.46+dfsg-3.dsc 
| gpgv: keyblock resource `/home/kibi/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg': general error
| gpgv: Signature made Mon Jul 14 04:59:40 2008 CEST using DSA key ID 747935DD
| gpgv: Can't check signature: public key not found

Pretty please ask upstream to output a more intelligible message, which
could explain why the public keyring isn't found, why this is considered
(at least pusling reported so) a feature not to use the public keyring
etc., because it's everything but self-explaining to me.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gpgv depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.7-10            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

gpgv recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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