sharing a keybox between 2.1.20 and 2.1.18 : "skipped packet of type 12 in keybox" (and a proposed patch for 2.1.18)

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue May 9 00:07:43 CEST 2017

On Mon 2017-05-08 12:37:58 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Sat,  6 May 2017 05:14, dkg at said:
>> Revision a8895c99a7d0750132477d80cd66caaf3a709113 ("gpg: Revamp reading
>> and writing of ring trust packets.") introduces an important overhaul of
>> the keybox format by stashing ring trust information directly in the
>> keybox.  It was first released in 2.1.20.
> Actually we always handled them in keyring files and that part of the
> patch adds them to keybox files - where they are useless without the
> other changes.
>> So for debian, i'm currently aiming to apply the following patch to the
>> 2.1.18 series to avoid seeing these warnings.  If anyone sees a problem
>> with this approach, or sees a better way to resolve this concern, please
> I see no problems.

Thanks for the review, Werner!


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