Difference in Public Key

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sat Oct 11 00:23:27 CEST 2008

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 04:10:07PM -0500, Tim Sally wrote:
> Hello,
> Before reinstalling my operating system on this computer, I saved my
> .gnupg folder.  After the reinstall, I copied over the folder to
> my home directory.  My secret key was recognized, just fine, but
> I did not have the corresponding public key.  I used gpgsplit to
> extract my public key.  Now, what I am wondering is this.
> When I export my public key on my computer with:


> This, however, is different than the public key that I uploaded to
> keyservers before I did the reinstall (see here):
> http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x6F8CE1E1
> What accounts for this difference?

The different base64 packing is not relevant to the functioning of the
key.  Do you see a difference besides that?


More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list