Cygwin FAT/FAT32: external program calls are disabled due to unsafe options file permissions

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Mar 4 17:32:19 CET 2008

On Tue,  4 Mar 2008 12:07, jari.aalto at said:

>     $ gpg --keyserver --recv-keys FD65117B 1CE0C630

Pretty please do not use this key server it mangles proper OpenPGP keys.
Use an SKS keyserver.

> Please provide options to allow ignoring "external program calls are
> disabled", so that receiving PGP keys succeed.

Already done:


       Suppress the warning about unsafe file and home directory
       (--homedir) permissions.  Note that the permission checks that
       GnuPG performs are not intended to be authorita- tive, but rather
       they simply warn about certain common permission problems.  Do
       not assume that the lack of a warning means that your system is

       Note that the warning for unsafe --homedir permissions cannot be
       supressed in the gpg.conf file, as this would allow an attacker
       to place an unsafe gpg.conf file in place, and use this file to
       supress warnings about itself.  The --homedir permissions warning
       may only be supressed on the command line.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Auschnahme regelt ein Bundeschgesetz.

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