Multiple keyring support

David Shaw
Wed Oct 30 15:22:01 2002

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?


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