Signing (with) old pgp 2 keys

Ralph Niere niere at
Sun Jul 18 00:25:05 CEST 1999

Quoting Werner Koch (wk at


Found it. Compiled it. Works - apart from one thing:

I still can't put a signature fom my old RSA key on the new DSA/ElGamal 
key. Here's a shot snippet from the last try:

(0x7D215F2C is the DSA/ElGamal Key, 0x5C9ADA2D the RSA one)

[ralle at kazong ~/.gnupg]$ gpg -u 0x5C9ADA2D --edit 7D215F2C
gpg (GnuPG) 0.9.8; Copyright (C) 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

Secret key is available.

pub  1024D/7D215F2C  created: 1999-07-17 expires: never      trust: -/u
(1)  Ralph Niere (Master Key)	<ralle at>

Command> sign

pub  1024D/7D215F2C  created: 1999-07-17 expires: never      trust: -/u
             Fingerprint: 3453 226C CBE8 9948 70D8  E749 B8EF 6C0F 7D21 5F2C
             Ralph Niere (Master Key) <ralle at>

Are you really sure that you want to sign this key
with your key: "niere at"

Really sign? y

gpg: protection algorithm 1 is not supported
gpg: signing failed: unknown cipher algorithm


Is there anything I didn't get right?

Ralph Niere                                  Phone: ++49 6241 955 174
Guru for hire
Worms, Germany

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