gpg --list-packets should show symmetric algorithm for PKESK (if decryptable)
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gpg --list-packets tries to decrypt PKESKs where possible.

however, when it describes a PKESK, it only shows the asymmetric algorithm (of the encrypting public key), not the symmetric algorithm (of the encrypted session key). It would be nice if --list-packets could report both (and to make it clear which is which).

dkg created this task.Aug 25 2017, 7:17 PM
werner triaged this task as Normal priority.Aug 26 2017, 8:34 AM
aa added a subscriber: aa.Aug 26 2017, 12:16 PM

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dkg added a comment.Sep 8 2017, 2:18 AM

The comment from aa above appears to be misdirected/spam.