GnuPG -> 6.5.8 Export?

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Oct 31 16:51:07 CET 2003

On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 03:04:56PM -0600, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> 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.

> Does anyone have a dead chicken I can wave over this to make
> everything work?

I've seen this a few times.  I think there is a problem with PGP 6.5.8
in how it handles v4 RSA.

The standard dead chicken for this sort of thing is to set the
passphrase on the problem key to nothing (i.e. just hit return when
prompted for a new passphrase).


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