Reading key capabilities information before importing a key

Branko Majic branko at
Fri Apr 12 14:35:08 CEST 2013

On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:23:55 +0200
Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Apr 2013 03:00, mailinglisten at said:
> > That is an inconsistent explanation. If --list-packets "can" show
> > data from signatures without checking the signatures then obviously
> > --with-colons 
> It does not show that.  It dumps the packets.  The key capabilities
> need to be computed.

As a curiosity, what does computation of key capabilities involve? Is
keyring required for it?

Best regards

@Werner: Sorry for sending the mail directly to you instead of the list,
it was accidental :)

Branko Majic
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