better handling of importing local signatures

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Oct 16 03:43:14 CEST 2013

On Oct 15, 2013, at 7:30 PM, Hauke Laging <mailinglisten at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I think it would be a good idea to change the handling of local signatures. I 
> suggest to import local signatures even without
>        --import-options import-local-sigs
> if the local signature is by one of the secret keys in the local keyring. That 
> would make the handling of offline mainkeys easier: It would allow the user to 
> avoid putting "import-options import-local-sigs" in the config file (which he 
> is otherwise heavily tempted to do in order to avoid problems).

Have you tried doing this?  The code (at least in 1.4.x) already works this way.


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