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

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Aug 7 07:18:03 UTC 2008

On Wed,  6 Aug 2008 22:59, kibi at debian.org said:

> | kibi at waity:~$ gpgv /tmp/blender_2.46+dfsg-3.dsc 
> | gpgv: keyblock resource `/home/kibi/.gnupg/trustedkeys.gpg': general error

Do you mean the error message which probably should be "file not found"?

> | 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.

The man page says:

  gpgv assumes that all keys in the keyring are trustworthy.  By default
  it uses a keyring named trustedkeys.gpg which is assumed to be in the
  home directory as defined by GnuPG or set by an option or an
  environment variable.  An option may be used to specify another
  keyring or even multiple keyrings.

To state it more clearly: gpv does not know about secring.gpg or
pubring.gpg, it uses its every own name for the keyring because it
assumes that all tehse keys are trusted (like the debian keyring).



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