[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#553175: gnupg: should document the --edit-key primary uid display format

Tanguy Ortolo tanguy+deb at ortolo.eu
Thu Oct 29 10:16:44 UTC 2009

Package: gnupg
Version: 1.4.9-3+lenny1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch


I had some difficulty to find how to see which user id is the primary one of a given key. In fact, it is indicated in the --edit-key menu, with a dot. But this feature was not documented in the Texinfo page.

Here is a patch that simply adds the corresponding documentation.


Tanguy Ortolo

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnupg depends on:
ii  gpgv                   1.4.9-3+lenny1    GNU privacy guard - signature veri
ii  libbz2-1.0             1.0.5-1           high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                  2.10.1-1          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libreadline5           5.2-3.1           GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libusb-0.1-4           2:0.1.12-13       userspace USB programming library
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnupg recommends:
ii  libldap-2.4-2                 2.4.11-1   OpenLDAP libraries

Versions of packages gnupg suggests:
ii  eog                          2.22.3-2    Eye of GNOME graphics viewer progr
pn  gnupg-doc                    <none>      (no description available)
ii  imagemagick                  7: image manipulation programs
ii  libpcsclite1                 1.5.5-1     Middleware to access a smart card 
ii  xloadimage                   4.1-16.1    Graphics file viewer under X11

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--- gpg.texi.old	2009-10-29 10:32:33.000000000 +0100
+++ gpg.texi	2009-10-29 10:36:15.000000000 +0100
@@ -790,7 +790,8 @@
 @c man:.RS
 The listing shows you the key with its secondary keys and all user
-ids. Selected keys or user ids are indicated by an asterisk. The trust
+ids. The primary user id is indicated by a dot, and selected keys or
+user ids are indicated by an asterisk. The trust
 value is displayed with the primary key: the first is the assigned owner
 trust and the second is the calculated trust value. Letters are used for
 the values:

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