OpenPGP card v1 does not support digest algorithm SHA256

Stefan Xenon stefanxe at
Tue Dec 29 00:27:57 CET 2009

With GnuPG 1.4.10 I tried to generate a new key on an OpenPGP Card v1
which results in the following error message:

gpg: generating new key
gpg: please wait while key is being generated ...
gpg: key generation completed (24 seconds)
gpg: card does not support digest algorithm SHA256
gpg: signing failed: invalid argument
gpg: make_keysig_packet failed: invalid argument
Key generation failed: invalid argument

Maybe GnuPG wants to use SHA256 but the card v1 doesn't support it?


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