Error importing public key

Viet H. Phan hoangvietphan at
Thu Nov 12 04:03:54 CET 2009


I don't know if the original key was from a Mac. I got no issues when I imported the original key to PGP Desktop (v9.8). The original key can be also read by the PGPdump tool ( without any issues.

Might there be any bugs in GnuPG 2.0.12? As the key was generated by GnuPG 2.0.12, but then couldn't be imported to GnuPG 2.0.12 ...


--- On Thu, 11/12/09, John Clizbe <John at> wrote:

From: John Clizbe <John at>
Subject: Re: Error importing public key
To: "GnuPG-Devel >> GnuPG Developers" <gnupg-devel at>
Cc: "Viet H. Phan" <hoangvietphan at>
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009, 2:38 AM

Viet H. Phan wrote:
> Hi,
> My partner sent me an ASCII-armored PGP public key (the attached file)
> that had been generated using GnuPG v2.0.12. Then I failed to import
> that key to the GnuPG 2.0.12 at my side (I used the GPA 0.9.0 interface
> in the Gpg4win package 2.0.1) - I got the error message "No OpenPGP data".
> Could you take a look at the issue to see what happened?
> Thanks,
> Viet

Well, what I had when I saved it was one long line of unicode with embedded CRs.

Breaking up the lines and removing the unicode header I got a file that would

Was the original key sent from a Mac?

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