Photo ID & GUIs

David Shaw dshaw at
Sun Apr 21 00:47:02 CEST 2002

On Sat, Apr 20, 2002 at 06:04:19PM -0300, Renato Martini wrote:
> Hi all!

> When the Photo Id capability was released by David Shaw in the GnuPG
> devel mailing list, I tried this useful feature. I used with success
> the patch, and now the 1.0.6e source code.  I generate a new keyring
> with photo id, but the GUIs availables (GPA, Seahorse...) don't work
> with it, they don't handle the "new" keyring: or destroy it or don't
> recognize it.  So, this new feature will can prevent the GUIs to
> work?

Unlikely.  The photo id data does not change the keyring format.
However, GnuPG 1.0.6e itself does change the keyring format so that
1.0.6 will no longer read it (this is discussed in the release notes).

Is it possible your GUI is still using GnuPG 1.0.6 to try and read the
keyrings that you were using with 1.0.6e?


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