Two Bugs Affecting with GnuPG 2.1.1

Jason A. Donenfeld Jason at
Thu Jan 29 16:43:28 CET 2015

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 4:37 PM, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:54, Jason at said:
> > GnuPG should *not* prompt for a passphrase when keys are not protected
> > with passphrases.
> Just fixed.
> The reasons for this is, as you also noted, the import of unprotected
> openpgp keys.  We import them in the native openpgp format and at the
> first use gpg-agent migrates them to its own format (because at that
> opportunity it knows the passphrase required for re-encryption).  The
> unprotected openpgp format also used the protected format but with an
> indicator for no protection.  Now, any protected key triggers the
> get-passphrase code even that it was not used later.  The remedy is to
> detect that special protected format early enough to not ask for a

Great! Thanks Werner. Looking forward to seeing 2.1.2 released next week.

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