This IS about GD - a proposal on dealing with the problem

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Mon Sep 12 01:07:38 CEST 2005

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Bob Henson wrote:

> A P.S. to the last message. I added the above lines and tried again, and
> neither refreshing a key from the keyserver, uploading a key, nor
> downloading a new key cause the "clean" to run.
> I must be doing something silly in the set-up. I created a new file in the
> same directory as gpg.exe (OK?) called gpg.conf (OK?) and added to it
> *exactly* your lines above (not line wrapped in the case of the third line.
> I exited Thunderbird, restarted, and tried the keyserver procedures above.
> No joy. Does that sound correct?

gpg.conf must be in your GnuPG home directory. On Windows systems, this is
equivalent to %APPDATA%\GnuPG or, fully expanded,
C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Application Data\GnuPG

> Maybe it doesn't work via Enigmail? I'm using GPG 1.4.2 via Enigmail
> I checked the doc file I got with GPG 1.4.2 and whilst it lists
> the import/export-options "clean" command there is no equivalent
> key-server-option "clean" command listed - this may just be an oversight in
> the doc file, of course.

- From the file that shiped with 1.4.2:
       --keyserver-options parameters
       This  is a space or comma delimited string that gives options
       for the keyserver.  Options can be prepended with a `no-'  to
       give  the  opposite meaning.  Valid import-options or export-
       options may be used  here  as  well  to  apply  to  importing
       (--recv-key)  or  exporting  (--send-key)  a  key from a key-
       server.  While not all options are  available  for  all  key-
       server types, some common options are:

"Valid import-options or export-options..." -- it's in the documentation.

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