"Note: signatures using the MD5 algorithm are rejected" is emitted despite --quiet
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It looks like both print_sha1_keysig_rejected_note and print_digest_rejected_note do not respect --quiet, though they probably should:

0 dkg@alice:~$ gpg --check-trustdb --quiet
gpg: Note: signatures using the MD5 algorithm are rejected
0 dkg@alice:~$

This was first reported on gnupg-devel against 2.2.18 but appears to still be the case in 2.2.20.


dkg created this task.Thu, Mar 26, 3:22 PM
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This is an important information to know because it can help to avoid bug reports.

ilf added a comment.Thu, Mar 26, 8:15 PM

Of course it is important, that's why it it printed by default.

But it shouldn't be printed with --quiet. According to the manpage, --quiet "[tries] to be as quiet as possible."

So either we don't output this message with --quiet, or we have to change the description of --quiet to "[try] to be quiet, except some things".