Windoze PGP Compatability

Johnston, Sam
Sat, 22 Apr 2000 20:13:06 +1000

Hello all,

I've been a windoze pgp user for a while and am in the process of converting
over to unix/gpg. For the time being, however, I need to be able to use both
GPG and PGP. I've created my keys using GPG and am trying to import them to
PGP, but with limited success. I've done:

gpg --export-secret-keys --armor

to get the secret, which I've copied to the clipboard and then done 'Add key
from clipboard' (from pgptray). I can do this with the public key, but get a
read error when I do it for the private. If I do it to a file:

gpg --export-secret-keys -o somefile.asc


gpg --export-secret-keys --armor -o somefile.asc

and then try to import them with PGPkeys I get errors about not containing
any valid PGP keys.

There's probably a fairly logical explaination for this... perhaps I should
be doing it the other way around? ie creating under PGP and importing to

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