Weird behaviour with gpg

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Aug 22 20:36:01 CEST 2002

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 07:22:57PM +0200, Miguel Coca wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm experimenting really weird problems with gpg 1.1.91 and it's status
> lines. I suspect there is a bug when initializing a new ~/.gnupg.
> In the same machine, I have two users, one of them has my regular keyrings
> and the other one was created specifically for testing with gpgme and gpg,
> which uses a ~/.gnupg directory created by gpg 1.1.91.
> For my regular user, when editing an expired key, the first status line I
> get is KEYEXPIRED, and when I read that with gpgme I can emit an error.
> For the second user, no such status line is ever emitted. I can even attempt
> to sign the key, and, while I get a text message saying the key is expired,
> the status line only tells me the next prompt has arrived.
> It's not my options file, as I tried to copy that from one user to the
> other.
> I would appreciate any suggestions/fixes, as this will probably affect many
> new users. If you need more details, do tell me.

Some questions:

1) Are you sure you are using the same version of GnuPG in both cases?

2) Can you send me (off list) the public keys involved?


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