Secret key import results and GnuPG 2.1

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at
Thu Mar 3 17:00:30 CET 2016


(I think this was mentioned on this list earlier but I couldn't find a thread 
for this)

With 2.1 the importing a scret key leads to the following result:

gpg: key 6CFBC912: public key "Test UserA <testusera at>" imported
gpg: key 6CFBC912: secret key imported
gpg: Total number processed: 2
gpg:               imported: 1
gpg:       secret keys read: 2
gpg:   secret keys imported: 1

With 1.4 (and afaik with 2.0) it was:

gpg: key 6CFBC912: public key "Test UserA <testusera at>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
gpg:       secret keys read: 1
gpg:   secret keys imported: 1

I think it means that two subkeys are processed / read. But then the output 
should differentiate between subkey and primary key. Otherwise the "secret keys 
imported" is confusing because both subkeys were imported. It appears to me 
that in one line of that output the word keys has a different meaning as in the 
next line.

As this result is also passed through gpgme API leading to problems for me in 
Kleopatra where a result is now shown as:

Which is confusing. I'm not sure how I should change this in Kleo. Is this 
output change even intentional or was it just a side effect?


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