photo in gpg key (vedaal)

Dick Gevers
Sun May 26 23:41:02 2002

Hello Leigh S. Jones, vedaal and others,

On Sunday, 26 May 2002 at 8:59 h, Leigh S. Jones wrote about "Re: 
photo in gpg key (vedaal)":

>I've seen this "temp files" issue before myself.  There are
>a number of ways to bring up the temp files error
>message.  I don't know how to overcome it.  It may be
>a problem built into the application by the compiler.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "vedaal" <>
>>To: <>
>>Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2002 7:20 AM
>>Subject: photo in gpg key
>> am using 1.07 Nullify r-2 on windows 98
>> have added a photo to a key without any problems, but get the
>> error message when wanting to display the photo:
>> Welcome, Honored Traditional User,
>>  What is thy bidding?
>>  Type a valid Command, and it shall be done.
>>  C:\gnupg>gpg --edit-key 107dhtest
>> gpg (GnuPG) 1.0.7; Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation,
>> Inc. This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free
>> software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
>> conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
>> Secret key is available.
>> pub  1024D/24C1716F  created: 2002-05-19 expires: never     
>> trust:
>> sub  1536g/E382D3D1  created: 2002-05-19 expires: never
>> (1). 107dhtest <107dhtest@key.test>
>> (2)  [image of size 25670]
>> Command> showphoto
>> Displaying jpeg photo ID of size 25670 for key 0x24C1716F (uid 2)
>> gpg: this platform requires temp files when calling external
>> gpg: unable to display photo ID!
>> Command>
>> 1.07 was installed using the Nullify installer
>> is there any special command necessary to create/specify a
>> directory
>> temp files?
>> TIA,
>> vedaal

The option for --photo-viewer should be indicated, either in the 
command or in the options file to determine the path to the 
executable which you want to ask to show the image. 

Best wishes,
=Dick Gevers=

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