gpgme bug: verify + failed auto key retreival?

Marcus Brinkmann Marcus.Brinkmann at
Tue Jan 27 20:45:55 CET 2004

On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 08:32:27PM +0100, Albrecht Dreß wrote:
> I got reports from people observing this bug in connection with balsa  
> using gpg 1.2.4 and both gpgme 0.4.3 and 0.4.4. I don't think using an  
> alpha version of gnupg is an alternative, as balsa (and it's gpg support)  
> is somewhat "mainstream", coded into stock debian/rpm packages. The  
> confusion coming with different gpgme version packages was one main reason  
> to move balsa to 0.4.3. BTW, gpgme 0.3.x apparently did *not* have this  
> problem in connection with gpg 1.2.x!

This is likely (I would have to check) because it ignored the NODATA error
from GPG.  I tightened the error checking to catch more bugs.

> Therefore I (and the community, as I assume) would really appreciate a  
> fixed gpgme version, as the bug is a real "blocker" for balsa with  
> automagic key retreival.

The only "solution" without using a different gpg is to remove some error
checks from GPGME entirely, which will trigger new bugs (like gpgme
reporting success when validating certain invalid messages or signatures).
Frankly, I am at a loss what the best solution is here.

We will likely release a new GPGME soon to provide LFS.  I will try to come
up with something that'll help you.


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