[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#500718: gnupg: symmetric option not compatible with output option

Marc Singer elf at synapse.com
Tue Sep 30 18:45:13 UTC 2008

Package: gnupg
Version: 1.4.9-3
Severity: important

In working with gpg-zip, I found that it was impossible to build a
symmetric cipher encrypted archive because GPG required a recipient.
The trouble appears to be that GPG requires a recipient when output
option is used.

  # gpg --symmetric foo.txt

This version works fine.  I enter the passphrase and the file is

  # gpg --symmetric --output foo.encrupted foo.txt

This version requires a recipient.  After I enter the passphrase, it
asks for a recipient and will bail-out if I don't give it one with a
valid key.

gpg-zip could probably be rewritten to avoid the switch, but that
would be cumbersome.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gnupg depends on:
ii  gpgv                   1.4.9-3           GNU privacy guard - signature veri
ii  libbz2-1.0             1.0.5-0.1         high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                  2.7-13            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libreadline5           5.2-3             GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libusb-0.1-4           2:0.1.12-12       userspace USB programming library
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnupg recommends:
ii  libldap-2.4-2                 2.4.10-3   OpenLDAP libraries

Versions of packages gnupg suggests:
ii  eog                 2.22.3-1             Eye of GNOME graphics viewer progr
pn  gnupg-doc           <none>               (no description available)
ii  imagemagick         7: image manipulation programs
ii  libpcsclite1        1.4.102-1            Middleware to access a smart card 

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