gpg.conf recommendations (FAQ improvement) was: GnuPG 1.4.19 - Encryption Questions
bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Aug 16 16:05:17 CEST 2016
Am Dienstag, 16. August 2016 15:48:25 schrieb Robert J. Hansen:
> [puts on official FAQ maintainer hat]
> > Just noticed that the FAQ (and documentation) could be improved
> > to recommend some gpg.conf options:
> I'm weakly against this. If we want to recommend people put something
> in gpg.conf, what we should be doing is changing the default behavior to
> be that, rather than expecting people to set an option.
> I agree that long keyids are preferable for the future, but I think the
> proper fix here is to make them the default behavior.
> As always, though, if the list consensus is to do it in gpg.conf, I'll
> amend the FAQ to recommend such. Does anyone have any strong opinions
> on the matter?
I've got the impression from Werner that this is the current state of affairs:
Recommend keyid-format long, but do not make it a default. (*)
I am all for making it a default with GnuPG 2.1 at least, because people
should profit from using a stable API like GPGME. But unless it is the
default in most installations out there, I'd welcome having it in the FAQ.
(*) There probably was previous discussion about this which I could not easily
find. Please point me to it by pm or take the subject to gnupg-devel.
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