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Mar 27 2017, 4:48 PM (120 w, 3 d)
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Oct 25 2017

jcross added a comment to T3463: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.

Thanks!

Oct 25 2017, 1:12 AM · Bug Report, gnupg (gpg22)
jcross awarded T3463: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not a Love token.
Oct 25 2017, 1:10 AM · Bug Report, gnupg (gpg22)

Oct 22 2017

jcross updated the task description for T3463: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.
Oct 22 2017, 3:54 PM · Bug Report, gnupg (gpg22)
jcross created T3463: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not in the S1 Public space.
Oct 22 2017, 3:45 PM · Bug Report, gnupg (gpg22)
jcross added a comment to T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.

Same issue exists in 2.2:

Oct 22 2017, 3:39 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)

Jul 3 2017

420Dreamin awarded T3243: Typo in --verify documentation: " ake" => "make" a Like token.
Jul 3 2017, 2:11 AM · gnupg
jcross updated the task description for T3240: Pinentry takes long to appear.
Jul 3 2017, 1:55 AM · Bug Report
jcross updated subscribers of T3243: Typo in --verify documentation: " ake" => "make".

Hi @420Dreamin - you just "fixed" the typo I was trying to demonstrate :/

Jul 3 2017, 1:48 AM · gnupg

Jul 2 2017

jcross created T3243: Typo in --verify documentation: " ake" => "make" in the S1 Public space.
Jul 2 2017, 11:33 PM · gnupg

Jun 23 2017

jcross added a comment to T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.

Any updates / thoughts on how this might be fixed?

Jun 23 2017, 5:18 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)

Dec 4 2016

jcross added a comment to T1048: link to "Gnupg-commits Archives" broken.

It's been a year since last update. Still an issue. Maybe someone should send
an email to gnupg-commits-owner@gnupg.org ?

Dec 4 2016, 2:13 AM · Bug Report, gpgweb

Mar 19 2016

jcross added a comment to T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.

I took a look at the source code and now understand what is going on here.
The code indicates: One or more secret keys (primary or sub) were found.
But the UI message suggests that the secret key of the current (primary) key was
found, hence my confusion.

Here are some ideas:

  1. EASY: Update the message to indicate it is generic and not specific to the key

being edited.

OR

  1. HARDER: Improve the logic so the message is specific to the key being edited.

Thoughts?

Mar 19 2016, 10:43 AM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)

Mar 18 2016

jcross changed Version from 2.0.28 to 1.4.19 on T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.
Mar 18 2016, 11:54 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)
jcross added a comment to T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.

Here you go:

My master key is offline and I have subkeys on a Yubikey. As expected, I see sec# when listing keys when using the
online system:

gpg -K
sec# 4096R/2FFA7695 2016-02-01 [expires: 2020-01-31]
uid NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS.COM>
ssb> 2048R/EA7CCF1B 2016-02-01
ssb> 2048R/1E8DA9B9 2016-02-01
ssb> 2048R/5BA60C24 2016-02-01
However, when I go into edit mode, gpg indicates that the "Secret is available":

gpg --edit-key 2FFA7695
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.19; Copyright (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Secret key is available.

pub 4096R/2FFA7695 created: 2016-02-01 expires: 2020-01-31 usage: C

trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate

sub 2048R/EA7CCF1B created: 2016-02-01 expires: 2018-01-31 usage: S
sub 2048R/1E8DA9B9 created: 2016-02-01 expires: 2018-01-31 usage: E
sub 2048R/5BA60C24 created: 2016-02-01 expires: 2018-01-31 usage: A
[ultimate] (1). NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS.COM>
[ultimate] (2) [jpeg image of size 1234]

Tested with several recent versions of GnuPG. Am I misunderstanding this message?

Mar 18 2016, 11:53 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)

Mar 16 2016

jcross changed External Link from http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/115230/why-do-i-see-secret-key-is-available-in-gpg-when-it-is-not to http://security.stackexchange.com/q/115230/16036 on T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.
Mar 16 2016, 3:59 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)
jcross added a comment to T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.

Bug system broke the link URL. Here is a shorter one:
http://security.stackexchange.com/q/115230/16036

Mar 16 2016, 3:59 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)
jcross set External Link to http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/115230/why-do-i-see-secret-key-is-available-in-gpg-when-it-is-not on T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.
Mar 16 2016, 3:56 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)
jcross set Version to 2.0.28 on T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not.
Mar 16 2016, 3:56 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)
jcross added projects to T2289: UI says “Secret key is available.” in gpg when it is not: gnupg (gpg14), gnupg (gpg20), gnupg, Bug Report.
Mar 16 2016, 3:56 PM · Bug Report, gnupg, gnupg (gpg20), gnupg (gpg14)