GnuPG -> 6.5.8 Export?
Robert J. Hansen
cortana at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 31 15:04:56 CET 2003
I've had to install PGP 6.5.8 on a Linux box (long and boring story
behind it), and in the process of exporting keys from GnuPG to PGP I ran
into some problems.
First, the relevant lines of the gpg.conf file which may be affecting
Upon exporting two private keys (a DH/DSS key and an RSA key, both v4)
to PGP 6.5.8, 6.5.8 is able to use the DH/DSS key but not the RSA key.
It will import both of them just fine, but whenever the passphrase is
entered for the RSA key, PGP returns a "Error: bad passphrase". The
DH/DSS key has no such problem.
This is very confusing given that the passphrases for both the DH/DSS
key and the RSA key are identical.
After the gpg.conf file was changed to include the above lines, I
re-generated the passphrase on the RSA key inside GnuPG so as to change
it over to a simple-sk-checksum, SHA1 as the S2K digest algo, etc.
The problem lies either in GnuPG or in 6.5.8, and I'm unable to
determine which. Searching on Google didn't do me any favors; it
returned a couple of reports of this happening when a passphrase used
UTF-8, whereas PGP 6.5.8 just understands ASCII, but given my entire
passphrase is ASCII, I doubt that's the problem.
Does anyone have a dead chicken I can wave over this to make everything
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