Exit status and failed decryption of session key

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
13 Jun 2000 11:25:26 +0200

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> writes:

> > Bug or feature? It's quite annoying if you want to find out whether
> > decryption succeed by looking at the exit status.
> Still in 1.0.1e ?
Yes. mainproc.c, lines 1162, 1163 read: if( rc != G10ERR_NOT_PROCESSED ) log_error(_("Can't check signature: %s\n"), g10_errstr(rc) ); log_error() increments the error count, and g10.c:g10_exit() does the following: rc = rc? rc : log_get_errorcount(0)? 2 : g10_errors_seen? 1 : 0; I don't think this can be easily changed. As a result, I ignore the exit status completely and rely solely on the status fd output to decide whether decryption was successful or not. -- Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE University of Stuttgart http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/ RUS-CERT +49-711-685-5973/fax +49-711-685-5898 http://ca.uni-stuttgart.de:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xC06EC3B5