Bug: Unusable key

Samuel ]slund samuel at Update.UU.SE
Sat Feb 7 10:20:59 CET 2004

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 04:05:05PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> 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?

How about: "Public key currently has no encryption capabillities."
(It might have had yesterday, and might get some tomorrow...)


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