Possibly an FAQ, but can't see it...

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Sep 27 13:24:33 CEST 2000

On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Pete Chown wrote:

> Firstly if a key has more than one uid, only the first one is reported
> on the status stream.  This makes all the subsequent ones unusable if
> you are using this interface to gnupg.

To you mean GOODSIG?  A workaround is to use the given keyid to
lookup all the other UIDs.  I don't think it is a good idea to emit
more than one GOODSIG for one signature.  So a new keyword would do
the job.

BTW, in 1.1 we will have the notation of a primary user ID which
should get used for displayed user IDs; it is calculated by looking
at the primary user ID flag and the creation times of the user IDs.

> Secondly if you want to verify a detached signature, you have to write
> either the signature or the data to a file.  It would be nice if you
> could provide the signature on one file descriptor and the data on
> another, for example.

Makes sense.  Probably we have to add this anyway to support the
GPAPA library.



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