Passphrase no longer works?

Michael Roth
Fri, 11 Feb 2000 11:12:27 +0100 (CET)

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On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Chris Clarke wrote:

> I've written a Perl script that goes through every possible
> capitilization combination for my passphrase, and they still all fail,
> so that rules out the possibility that I've been pathologically
> mistyping my phrase (with a sticky shift or something).
> Are there any know instances of the keyring somehow getting corrupted?
> I ran into this problem between editing and reading a message, and
> there was only one user on the machine, so I can guarantee that there
> were no configuration changes in the interim.
AFAIK, there are no reports about problems regarding passphrases on secret keys in GnuPG. Some things to check: * Check the date when your secret keyring was last changed: ls -l ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg * Check if you have more than one secret key in your keyring: gpg --list-secret-keys If you have more than one secret key, use -u KEYID to select the gpg --list-secret-keys If you have more than one secret key, use -u KEYID to select the right one you would like to use. * It might be possible that you added a wrong "local-user" or "default-key" option to your ~/.gnupg/options file. (I didn't checked this if this could cause trouble.) * Try to remember your correct passphrase... ;-\ For example sometimes I have days I must type in my passphrase more than six times until I get it correct... That's a bit annoying but happens. cu Michael -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.0e (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE4o+ByAJxC28xc8YIRAu+mAKCqwXanCNuoVsb1Fh6VTSha9p7YpACfRNma 93mNySZ/IXCNL+ofWjEz44s= =3Fgq -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----