PGP: Invalid key ?
Sat Aug 18 22:16:02 2001
So sprach =BBLars Geiger=AB am 2001-08-18 um 20:20:05 +0200 :
> I just wanted to give a hint. BTW, I don't think that PGP's error
> message was so unclear. It told you that it couldn't change the trust
> settings of invalid keys. It's PGP's standard behaviour to expect a user
Jup, that's right - but what's an invalid key? Maybe a broken key?
Maybe a key PGP doesn't understand fully? Maybe a bug in PGP? Maybe a
not validated key (whatever PGP means with this)?
It would have been clear if PGP had said something like: "Can't change
trust on keys *which are not signed by trusted keys*". Because after
all, the reason PGP refuses to change the trust of the key is because
it's not signed.
No, I'll still say that the error message is confusingly inaccurate.
> to validate a key before it can be trusted. Maybe that's different from
"validate a key"? Uhm? That can be anything! I validated the key
because I created it on the same computer and I transfered it to PGP
just a split second later. So the key is validated. And still PGP
refuses to change the trust because it cannot know this.
> GnuPG but I like the way PGP handles it.
I don't. It's completely my problem which way I handle this - ie. first
signing and afterwards chaning the trust or the other way around.
But ranting about bad error messages of PGP on a GPG is "slightly"
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