Error using PGP 5 generated key

Johan Wevers
Thu, 28 Oct 1999 22:06:54 +0200 (MET DST)

Werner Koch wrote:

> ElGamal (aka DH) keys created by PGP >=5 are only intended for
> encryption.
Hmmm. I created a new key with gpg, choose option 1, and set the keyID of that new key in my options file as default key. I noticed it took gpg a LOT more time to generate a key than pgp 5. However, I get the same error when I use that key for signing when I set the keyID of the ElGamal key as default key. When I set the keyID of the DSA key as default, it works, but then it uses my old RSA key for encryption, which was not quite what I intended. Whan I remove these keys from my secret keyring the newly generated key is used. Is there some option to set the default encryption and sign keys separately? I don't want to delete the RSA key. -- ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site: // PGP public keys at