decrypt-file updates trustdb?

David.Vazquez-Landa at David.Vazquez-Landa at
Fri Feb 24 14:48:17 CET 2012

Dear Werner,

Yes, I found that option when browsing through the documentation. The reason I haven't started using it is that first I would like to understand why, if I'm just decrypting a file, gpg asks for write permission to trustdb.gpg, pubring.gpg and pubring.bak. In other words, I wouldn't expect my command to have to write anything. Alas, I haven't found enough information on what gpg does when running decrypt-file (or list-keys, for that matter, which gives me the same issue).

Best Regards,

David Vázquez
European Central Bank
Tel. (+49) 69 1344 7029
Mail. david.vazquez-landa at

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Werner Koch [mailto:wk at]
> Sent: Friday 24 February 2012 14:39
> To: Vazquez Landa, David
> Cc: ciamarie at; gnupg-users at
> Subject: Re: decrypt-file updates trustdb?
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:19, David.Vazquez-Landa at said:
> > I don't know if this applies in my case. I forgot to add --sorry-- that the
> service is running on a Windows 2008 machine.
> I have not closely looked at your report.  However, you may want to try
> this option:
>   @item --ignore-time-conflict
>   GnuPG normally checks that the timestamps associated with keys and
>   signatures have plausible values. However, sometimes a signature
>   seems to be older than the key due to clock problems. This option
>   makes these checks just a warning. See also @option{--ignore-valid-from}
> for
>   timestamp issues on subkeys.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
> --
> Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

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