Feature request: use existing key in --full-gen-key (was: gpg --card-status always create proxy private keys)

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 06:19:39 CET 2017

On 21 February 2017 at 05:07, NIIBE Yutaka <gniibe at fsij.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> The patch is committed and pushed.
> Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It is working perfectly with the custom scd, I can use the existing
> > key as primary key and then add existing keys as subkeys.
> > One minor issue, not sure it worth fixing, I must execute gpg
> > --card-status for gnupg to find the key.
> I think you mean that doing "gpg --card-status" is required to
> have the shadowed private key in .gnupg/private-keys-v1.d.

Yes, the user experience should be:
1. run gpg --card-status
2. generate key based on existing one

I was wondering if this is intentional or we can have this
automatically when trying to use existing key, worse case no card.

Thanks for your work!

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