Problems with armored Keyrings

Werner Koch
Wed Apr 23 13:00:02 2003

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 12:29:02 +0200, Alexander Johannes said:

> it seems, that gpg is unable to work with ASCII-armored keyrings.

keyrings are not defined in OpenPGP; it is up to an implementation to
decide how to store keys and whether to store them at all.  What
OpenPGP indeed defines are transport formats for keys and GnuPG
adheres to that.

The published interfaces to handle keys in the transport format are
the commands --import and --export.  It is just coincidence that you
are able to use a file in binary transport format as

> Is this a known bug?

Definitely not.



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