gpg with current pgp keys

Marius Strom
Wed, 1 Mar 2000 13:02:41 -0600 (CST)

IIRC there's something on the gpg webpages about doing this -- seems the
secret key algorithm is stored differently.  The workaround is to change
your secret key password to NULL using pgp, export it, import it into
gpg, and then change your password there.

Marius Strom <>
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Alpha1 Internet <> 0x42C74CBA *UPDATED PGP KEY 2/24/2000*

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On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Gamma Pi wrote:

> Hi all, I just subscribed to the list. I have been using PGP 6.5.2 (on
> Windows, 6.5.1 on Linux) so
> far and wish to switch to GPG 1.0.1. The problem is that after
> importing my public and secret keyrings to gpg, even if the gpg
> --list-keys and gpg --list-secret-keys work and the passphrases are
> correct, I get:
> You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
> user: "me <>"
> 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 2EAB9451, created 2000-01-03 (main key ID 61ECC81F)
> gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 2EAB9451, created 2000-01-03
> "me <>"
> gpg: public key decryption failed: unknown cipher algorithm
> gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit ELG-E key, ID 1BA77AA6, created 2000-01-07
> "she <>"
> gpg: no secret key for decryption available
> gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
> The OS is CorelLinux (based on Debian). Maybe I am just wasting my
> time because GPG is not supposed to work in the conditions
> above. Please somebody help. My next problem will be how to make GPG
> work under Xemacs/mailcrypt. Thanks!