reasons for needing --allow-secret-key-import?

Mike Touloumtzis
Fri Feb 22 22:17:01 2002

On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 02:35:39PM -0500, Frank Tobin wrote:
> I'm curious as to why the --allow-secret-key-import option is needed.
> >From what I can tell, could only be a problem if imported secret keys were
> automatically trusted (which would be bad), and would as such indicate a
> problem in GnuPG.  Importing untrusted secret keys should not be an issue.

Does the mere presence of a secret key cause the corresponding public
key to be axiomatically trusted?