exporting and importing some subkeys

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Jan 7 12:02:30 CET 2008

Alex, David,
thanks for your response!

On Sunday 06 January 2008 21:50, Alex Mauer wrote:
> Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > With gnupg 2.0.7 (and 2.0.5):
> >
> > Given two machines with .gnupg having your secret key
> > and doing "addkey" on one, I encountered a problem
> > trying to transfer the new subkey to the other.

> GPG simply does not allow importing of secret subkeys. (aka merging
> of secret keys)  I've asked about this before, and a quick search
> reveals several other people asking about it.  See
> https://bugs.g10code.com/gnupg/issue318

Ii did not search for the keyword "merging", this is probably why I did not 
find the previous answer.
Indeed I have used the workaround to delete the secret key from one keyring
and reimport it from the other.


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