who is the target audience of gpgme-tool?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Dec 15 11:01:48 CET 2014

On Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:17, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:
> I notice that as of gpgme 1.5.2, the tarball now installs the gpgme-tool
> binary.  i'm wondering who the target audience of this binary is.

I use it for testing gpgme and I can imagine that it can be useful for
scripting applications if you want some XML output.  Ben added the XML
stuff, so he might have some more ideas.

> The choices i see for debian packaging are:
>  0) don't ship gpgme-tool in any debian binary package
>  1) ship gpgme-tool in libgpgme11-dev (the -dev package isn't multiarch)

Here is might make sense

> developers or people who are doing serious debugging, i'm inclined to
> say we should choose option (1) above.




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