GnuPG defaults: changing back to --no-auto-key-retrieve

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at
Thu Sep 7 08:36:57 CEST 2017

On 06.09.17 17:10, Werner Koch wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:17, patrick at said:
>> same concerns that you you raised here - I implemented functionality in
>> Enigmail to add --no-auto-key-retrieve to all commands if gpg 2.1.23 or
>> newer is detected (and the user did not explicitly opt in to
> can you change this so that it is only done for 2.1.23?
> We reverted this in 2.2.0 and explicitly overriding this in Enigmail
> makes changes to the gpg.conf surprising.  For example. Kmail and
> Enigaml will behave different.  We just had some fun in a presentation ;-)

That's interesting. I reverted the change entirely on Aug. 21. That is,
it's not in the latest Enigmail release v1.9.8.2, nor in nightly builds
since then.


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