Fingerprints and Key-IDs - Was: [PATCH] avoid publishing the GnuPG version by default

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Sat Aug 6 18:26:42 CEST 2016

On Sat 2016-08-06 04:39:34 -0400, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri,  5 Aug 2016 21:39, ilf at said:
>> [ werner: ]
>>> FWIW, I recently learned that there widely used tools which parse
>>> --list-packets. An option I always considered a debug interface.
>> Which ones? Let's contact the maintainers to get them fixed.
> See debian bug 831500.

The nice thing about this bug report is that the reporter is
acknowledging that his script was broken and wants to fix it :)

Even better would be to provide him with a stable interface to do what
he wants to do :)

fwiw, i also recently saw:

this was code that assumed that it knew exactly how many fields GnuPG
would emit in its machine-parseable form.

I've opened:

to try to encourage better communication between gnupg and its
programmatic downstream consumers.


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