new tool: gpg-edit-recipients
nboullis at debian.org
Fri Apr 30 22:49:56 CEST 2010
About 2 months ago, I asked this list if there was a tool to add new
recipients (technically public-key encrypted session key packets) to an
encrypted message. As a reminder I need such a tool because I replaced
my old ElGamal encryption key with a new RSA one that is stored on a
Since no such tool seemed to exist, I decided to write my own, using as
much as possible of the source code for GnuPG, and here it is.
Currently, is is very GnuPG-dependant, so I distribute is with a copy of
Anyone who is interested (even remotely) by such a tool is welcome to
test it and make comments or suggestions.
I'd also like to gather opinions about the best way to maintain and
distribute such a tool in the future. I'm not really willing to maintain
for gpg-edit-recipients a copy of all the functions I need from GnuPG.
There are the options I've seen:
* maintain and distribute it within GnuPG, in an extra directory (that
would be my prefered choice, but as I understand it the GnuPG
maintainers might not want to bloat GnuPG)
* maintain it separately from GnuPG, but require the source- and
build-directory of GnuPG to build (I think that would be quite
unconvenient for users or packagers)
* accept to maintain my own copy of all the functions I need.
Those who are interested can grab gnupg-edit-recipients at
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