Bug: Unusable key

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Feb 6 16:05:05 CET 2004

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 07:39:55PM +0100, Per Tunedal Casual wrote:

> >Anyway, an error message that just prints something like "all encryption
> >keys in this key are revoked or expired" would suffice in this case.
> >
> I agree.

That does not cover all the cases.  Specifically, it doesn't cover the
case where there is no encryption key at all.

If we're talking about an error message change here, then it needs to
embody the concept "I did find the key, but the key isn't capable of
encryption - this might be because there is no encryption capability
in the first place, and it might be because there was encryption
capability in the past which is now revoked and/or expired."

The current message is "unusable public key".  Any other suggestions?


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