GnuPG 2.1 beta 3 released

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Dec 23 20:59:14 CET 2011

On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:29, nicholas.cole at said:

> How will this interact with the --homedir option?  Will --homedir be
> passed to gpg-agent or are the two entirely separate?

No it won't.  The gpg-agent has its own --homedir option which allows to
have a flexible configuration.  By design the gpg-agent may even running
on a different box.  However that is currently not supported.

> I ask because at the moment it is possible to keep separate keyrings
> in different home directories, which might be useful to (for example)
> keep the large debian keyrings separate from personal keys, or to keep
> a set of keys for testing purposes separate from production keys.

gpg --homedir is still used of the public keyrings.



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