Decryption of file encrypted using multiple userIDs fails

Werner Koch
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 10:21:55 +0100

On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Stephane Corthesy wrote:

> stderr states that there is no secret key for decryption available
> (receiver1) or that passphrase is bad (receiver2), AND returns the
> decrypted message to stdout, as it could be decoded using receiver3
> passphrase.
gpg does only ask for a passphrase when there is a secret-key available. If you have secret keys for receiver 2 and 3 you should supply the correct passphrase for key 2 or key 3.
> Is there a way to avoid gpg to return an error code in this case?
You should better use the status oputput than the exit code. On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Stephane Corthesy wrote:
> This is a question more related to GNU text localization system.
> What are the environment variables used to set the current language?
You better set these variables to empty (Or "C") LANG= LANGUAGE= LC_ALL= LC_MESSAGE=
> I need to parse the output (as I can't rely on the status code... It
You should parse the status output, the normal output is indended for a human used an may change from version to version. If there is one status missing, tell me, what you need. On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Stephane Corthesy wrote:
> There has been a change bewteen gpg 1.0.1 and 1.0.4. Before, gpg
> could find automatically ~/.gnupg/entropy file (I'm using egd), but
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