gpg with current pgp keys

Werner Koch
Thu, 2 Mar 2000 08:26:39 +0100

On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Gamma Pi wrote:

> gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 2EAB9451, created 2000-01-03
> "me <>"
> gpg: public key decryption failed: unknown cipher algorithm
Probably this is the IDEA algorithm. To check this use the option "--status-fd 2" which will print a warning line in this case. An OpenPGP compatible implemenation should never use this algorithm if it is not listed in your preferences. However if you created that public key with PGP 5 (with IDEA support) and imported it to GnuPG this may happen. A way to change the preferences is to change expiration time of your key - this way, new preferences are attached to your key. I will enhanced the output to print the id of the unknown cipher algorithm. Werner