Multiple keyring support: GPGV

Per Tunedal
Thu Nov 14 12:43:04 2002

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At 22:36 2002-11-07 -0500, you wrote:
 >On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 09:22:25AM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
 >> On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 11:46:07PM +1100, David Clarke wrote:
 >> > On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, David Shaw wrote:
 >> > > Now you still have the current pubring listed first in key listings,
 >> > > but new keys go to the catch-all ring.  To override, restore
 >> > > writability to pubring.gpg.
 >> > >
 >> > > (I'm not saying this is necessarily optimal, but it does give you what
 >> > > you want).
 >> >
 >> > It's certainly not as nice as it used to be, especially when you want to
 >> > move or update keys.  I'd be interested in hearing why the behavior
 >> > changed.
 >> I'm not sure why it changed.  Werner would have to say.
 >> I am interested in the problem though.  It seems to me that the 1.0.6
 >> behavior is just as "bad" as the 1.0.7 - it's just different and
 >> easier to work around to get what you want.  In 1.0.6, a user is
 >> forced to put the catchall keyring last.  What if the user wants it
 >> somewhere else?
 >> What if there was a way to flag a particular keyring (from either
 >> gpg.conf or the command line) as the default one, and that keyring
 >> became the one that new keys were imported into?  Would that solve
 >> everyone's problem?
 >I just committed a feature to do this on the development version of
 >GnuPG if anyone is interested in playing with it.  Use
 >"default-keyring" to denote the keyring that you want imports to go to
 >by default.  You may change it on the command line as well.  If you
 >don't specify a default-keyring, then the behavior is unchanged -
 >imports will go to the first writable keyring.
 >   David Shaw  |  |  WWW

this will make it easier to maintain the trustedkeys.gpg for gpgv as well, 
wouldn't it? I have had some trouble creating and maintaining the trusted 
keyring. I have not found any easy way to add new keys to trustedkeys.gpg
Per Tunedal 

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