Exporting secret keys now works for 2.1

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Oct 8 13:21:48 CEST 2010


just want to let you know that I started to use gpg 2.1 with my keys
managed by gpg-agent.  I *do not suggest* to use production keys with
this latest development version but I myself love experimental stuff.
Well, my primary key is offline, thus any possible damage is somewhat

Migration of existing secret keys is easy:

  gpg2 --import ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg

You need to enter all your passphrases - or if you don;t want to import
a particular key or subkey, just hit cancel in the pinentry.  If you
have a lot of secret keys, you may want to install the latest pinentry
for svn - this allows to click on the close-window button to cancel the
entire import command and not just the key currently asked for.

Do not delete the secring.gpg - GnuPG 1.4 and 2.0 still need them.



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