[fox@rsn.hp.com: Re: [joey@varesearch.com: Bug#54067: mutt: incredibly slow signing/encrypting with gpg]]

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Jan 6 12:44:03 CET 2000

On Thu, 6 Jan 2000, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> From: David DeSimone <fox at rsn.hp.com>
> To: "Marco d'Itri" <md at linux.it>
> Cc: Mutt Wizards <mutt-dev at mutt.org>
> Subject: Re: [joey at varesearch.com: Bug#54067: mutt: incredibly slow signing/encrypting with gpg]
> Joey Hess <joey at varesearch.com> wrote:
> > /usr/bin/gpg --no-verbose --batch --with-colons --list-keys
> > 
> > This command takes a full 5 minutes to run on my PII-350. Which makes
> > sigining or encrypting mail in mutt intolerable. 

Probably this is the first time it runs and you have a large pubring.
gpg builds it trust database and calculates the validity of each key.

I know that this takes much to long and we should redesign the whole
thing :-(.  There are other problem with the old design: e.g. it does
not make sense to have a separate DB for the ownertrust values but add
local-only key signatures to the pubring.

If you use --fast-list-mode (GnuPG 1.0.1) the validity calculation is
suppressed.  The problem with Mutt is that it displays all keys with
it's current key trust parameters and later uses --always-trust to 
suppress the validation check when encrypting.

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