gpg --import-options import-drop-uids not available.

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28 Jan, 2020 04:54 PM

gpg --import --import-options import-drop-uids foo.asc
gpg: unknown option 'drop-uids'

I see this option was merged a while ago, but it doesn't seem to be working with gpg (GnuPG/MacGPG2) 2.2.17 and I can't find it listed in release notes.

Given the latest release is 2.2.19 -- what is the recommended method to upgrade without interfering with gpgtools? (eg brew ?)

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 28 Jan, 2020 05:05 PM

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    Please use our latest hot fix for the newest GnuPG. If you choose the customize option during installation you can opt to only install the latest MacGPG2.

    Following you will find a guide on how to customize the installation:

    Hope that helps.

  2. 2 Posted by jcross on 30 Jan, 2020 12:49 PM

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    Unfortunately even in this latest version (2.2.19) I still can't seem to use this option.
    Is it just not released yet or something?

  3. 3 Posted by Mento on 31 Jan, 2020 09:44 AM

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    The commit 8e83493dae426fe36a0e0081198b10db1e103ff1 wasn’t merged into the stable branch.
    I would recommend you, to ask at the GnuPG Mailing list, why this commit wasn't merged.

    Regards, Mento

  4. 4 Posted by jcross on 06 Feb, 2020 02:20 PM

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    Cool, thanks!

  5. 5 Posted by jcross on 03 Mar, 2020 09:33 PM

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    Response from Werner:

    you can see that they are used for experiments and part of the master branch. It is unlikley that they will be backported to 2.2 and they may even be removed from master. master is not released software and thus there is no guarantee for a stable API.

  6. jcross closed this discussion on 04 Mar, 2020 01:16 PM.

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