Possible bug: addkey can create certifying subkey

James P. Howard, II jh at jameshoward.us
Thu Sep 3 04:47:09 CEST 2009

On Wed Sep 02 2009 01:04:28 GMT-0400 (EST) , Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org>

> On Tue,  1 Sep 2009 20:57, hawke at hawkesnest.net said:
>> I think it may still be a problem that attempting to turn off all
>> the flags has the actual effect of turning them all on instead...
> That is per OpenPGP: Key flags are not required and thus lacking any
> key flags, we need to assume all capabilities.  Of course it would
> be possible to add an empty list of key flags (in contrast to "no
> list"). IMHO this does not make any sense thus we don't create a key
> flags list at all if you reset all key flags.

This makes a lot of sense, now.  Thank you for the clarification.


James P. Howard, II, MPA
jh at jameshoward.us

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