[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#672658: please show the digest algorithm as a string in --list-packets

Philipp Kern pkern at debian.org
Wed May 23 17:56:20 UTC 2012

Hi Werner,

thanks for your followup.

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 06:28:46PM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Sat, 12 May 2012 19:34, pkern at debian.org said:
> > If I do --list-packets I get lines like this:
> >
> > 	digest algo 8, begin of digest cd 52
> >
> > would be very helpful if gnupg could name the digest algorithm here (either
> --list-packets is a GnuPG debug aid and it is expected that a developer
> knows the algorithm ids.

Fair enough.  But --list-sigs doesn't list the signature algorithm used
neither.  It is exported anywhere accessible for the user?

Indeed I do know how to decipher it[0].  However Debian did place an emphasis
on using SHA256 instead of SHA1 (or MD5 for that matter) for signatures and
providing a bit more visibility would've been helpful.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

[0] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4880#section-9.4
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