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

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Wed Aug 6 21:13:36 UTC 2008

retitle 494040 gpgv: Unintelligible behaviour and error messages.

(I initially meant to report 2 bugs but that's basically the same one.)

Cyril Brulebois <kibi at debian.org> (06/08/2008):
> | 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.

Especially when one has the approriate private key and when this key is
ultimately trusted, it seems pretty much stupid not to accept that
signature as valid by default. Note that I know about the different
keyrings, and I find that utterly silly.

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