force-v3-sigs [was: Re: per-user data signatures]

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Fri Sep 24 19:25:18 CEST 2010

On 09/24/2010 01:17 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> The attached patch clarifies things to my current understanding of them
> (but i might be wrong!)

hrm.  g10/options.skel contains the following:

>> # By default GnuPG creates version 3 signatures for data files.  This
>> # is not strictly OpenPGP compliant but PGP 6 and most versions of PGP
>> # 7 require them.  To disable this behavior, you may use this option
>> # or --openpgp.
>> #no-force-v3-sigs

Now i'm extra confused.

Removing the force-v3-sigs line from my gpg.conf enabled me to make a v4
data signature.

but the above text seems to suggest that i need to *add* an option to
make that happen.

at any rate, shouldn't the use of contradictory options (e.g.
--sig-notation with --force-v3-sigs) raise an error or a warning to the


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