[Announce] GnuPG 1.4.1 News

Jason Harris jharris at widomaker.com
Thu Mar 17 23:10:31 CET 2005

On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 04:15:29PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 03:55:23PM -0500, Jason Harris wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 06:22:11PM +0100, Werner Koch wrote:

> > > I forgot to insert the NEWS for 1.4.1; there are actually not that
> > > many as those for the last release.  Here we go:
> >  
> > >  * New "import-unusable-sigs" and "export-unusable-sigs" tags for
> > >    --import-options and --export-options.  These are off by
> > >    default, and cause GnuPG to not import or export key signatures
> > >    that are not usable (e.g. expired signatures).
> > 
> > Gah!  It seems these are _ON_ by default, are undocumented in the
> > manual page, (aren't picked up when listed in ~/.gnupg/options,)
> > and _CAN NOT_ be turned off:
> Huh?  Your own experiment shows they are off by default:

(Sorry, I meant the stripping of expired signatures is on by default.)

It was my impression that expired sigs would be retained by default.
Removing expired sigs is tantamount to removing expired/revoked
userids and subkeys, IMO, and should not be done by default.

> They can be turned ON if you want.  Like all --import-options and
> --export-options, they apply to --import and --export only.  If you
> want them to apply to keyserver operations, list them in
> --keyserver-options.  See the manual.

I only see "unusable" in my manual page for the following:

                           Show revoked and expired user  IDs  in
                           key listings.  Defaults to no.

                           Show  revoked  and  expired subkeys in
                           key listings.  Defaults to no.

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