gnupg 1.2.4: Keyring locking bug

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder avbidder at
Sat Mar 6 15:17:43 CET 2004


running gpg --refresh-key in a few instances in parallel gives things like

gpg: keyring_get_keyblock: read error: invalid packet
gpg: keydb_get_keyblock failed: invalid keyring
gpg: [don't know]: invalid packet (ctb=02)

(with various values for ctb=, I observed 02, fe and 2f)

This happens with either the default setting and with lock-once set.

(Connected with this:
 - what is the rationale for using STDERR for the normal status messages, 
instead of just STDOUT?
 - a --refresh-if-older <x> option which would refresh a key before use if the 
last refresh is more than <x> days back. (Perhaps force <x> >= n to avoid 
hammering the keyservers). I think this one has been talked about before.

-- vbi

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